May 6, 2019 – Dr. Alejandro Fernandez Tongco will introduce the basics of geographic information system (GIS) as a tool for research to NWSSU faculty-researchers. The workshop kicked-off today at the REEA Conference Room, Main Campus.
Initiated by the Office of Research Services (ORS), the training will discuss on file management and QGIS installation; mapping population density; georeferencing; map projections; GPS data collection and GIS integration; and creating simple map layout, among others. A topic on GIS for agriculture and related sciences will be also highlighted.
Participants will also work on a GIS mini project towards the end of the training.
Dr. Tongco, a Balik Scientist of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is a GIS specialist. He is also the founding director of the Philippine GIS Data Clearinghouse (www.philgis.com).
The workshop runs from May 6 to 10 with selected participants coming from Calbayog City and San Jorge campuses.