Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2nd SPATIALreason Workshop completed at University of the Philippines!

The second GIScience faculty development workshop on ‘Integrating Spatial Reasoning in Interdisciplinary Research and Education’ started on November 4th and was concluded on Nov 8th. During the inaugural function, Dr. Ranjit Singh Rey representing the Dean of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines (UP) highlighted the relevance of GIScience and technologies and congratulated the organisers for inviting 22 participants from leading universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.

Dr. Darlene Occena-Gutierrez, Head of Geography department, UP welcomed the participants and expressed immense pleasure and responsibility in hosting the workshop. Prof. Josef Strobl (Director, Z_GIS) delivered lectures on advanced spatial concepts and analytical methods and Dr. Shahnawaz (Z_GIS) guided the participants as how to integrate spatial reasoning and analysis in practical projects founded in a broad range of disciplines like Geography, Public Health, Economic Planning, Forestry, Environmental History, Anthropology etc.

The closing ceremony was chaired by Dr. Cristine DLR. Villagonzalo, Director, Extension Coordination office, UP. She witnessed the work of the participants through their presentations and distributed the certificates of successful completion to them.

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