Sunday, November 23, 2014

'multiGIS' Workshop successful in Malaysia!

The Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS completed a week-long international capacity building workshop on 'Multi-Disciplinary Applications of GIScience in Southeast Asia (multiGIS)' at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The workshop was organised jointly by Z_GIS and the School of Social, Development and Environmental Studies (FSSK), UKM from 17th to 21st November, 2014 followed by a field excursion on 22nd November. It was co-funded by ASEA Uninet, Austria.

Under the direction of Prof. Josef Strobl (Head, Z_GIS), Dr. Shahnawaz (Z_GIS) and Dr. Lam Kuok Choy (PPSPP) conducted the workshop at UKM. Dr. Abdul Hair Awang (Head, PPSPP) inaugurated the workshop and Prof. Mastura Mahmud (Deputy Dean of Research, UKM) awarded the certificates of successful completion to the workshop participants.

Focusing on interdisciplinary faculty development, 29 teachers and postgraduate students from 16 universities in 5 countries (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) participated in the workshop. The participants worked on individual projects covering a range of multi-discplinary applications of GIScience in Southeast Asia using ArcGIS Desktop software and presented the outcomes in the concluding session.

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