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 (

The workshop runs from May 6 to 10 with selected participants coming from Calbayog City and San Jorge campuses.

Balik scientist to training
Participants work on their maps while Dr. Alejandro Tongco (sitting, in front) gives instructions during the first day of the five-day GIS Workshop for NWSSU Researchers at the REEA Conference Room. (Photo: I.Guinte-PREA Intern)



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