Labs and Facilities

Instructional Laboratories and Instrument Room

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Remote Sensing and Image Analysis Laboratory (RSIAL)


Remote Sensing Image Analysis Laboratory.

The RSIAL is a multi-purpose laboratory of the UP DGE & TCAGP. The lab is located in MH 212. The RSIAL was created in 1989 with the Philippine-Australian Remote Sensing Program, and can be considered as the first remote sensing teaching laboratory in the country.

At present, the laboratory’s main purpose is instructional: it is being used by undergraduate and graduate students and trainees to do their laboratory exercises on remote sensing image analysis. The lab is also used as venue for trainings and seminars that requires the use of computers and remote sensing image analysis software and programs.

Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GISL)


Geographic Information Systems Laboratory.

The GISL is another multi-purpose laboratory of the UP DGE & TCAGP. It is located in MH 210. The GISL main purpose is also instructional, and is being used by students and trainees to do their laboratory exercises in GIS. The lab is also used as venue for trainings and seminars. It is equipped with several high-end desktop computers installed with ESRI ArcGIS software as well as open source software like Quantum GIS.

DGE Instrument Room (DGEIR)


The DGEIR is a repository of modern and traditional surveying and photogrammetry equipments of the UP DGE and TCAGP. Some of the equipments available at the DGEIR are GPS receivers, total stations, transit, theodolite, automatic levels, digital levels and stereoscopes.

Students and trainees borrow surveying equipments from the DGEIR to use in their respective field exercises.

Research Laboratories

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AGST Research Laboratory

AGST LabThe Research Laboratory for Applied Geodesy and Space Technology (AGST Lab) is the pioneering research laboratory of the UP DGE & TCAGP. It was established in 2005 through a financial grant from the Philippine Council for Advance Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD, now PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This laboratory conducts research in applied geodesy and space technology applications such as geoid modeling, remote sensing observations, processing and analysis, geographic information systems (GIS)-assisted environmental monitoring and modelling, among others.

The laboratory is equipped with modest set of computer and hardware for field measurements, image processing and geospatial analysis. Graduate students of the MS Remote Sensing/MS Geomatics Engineering (MS RS/MS GmE) program make use of this facility to do their research on remote sensing and GIS applications.

The AGST Lab. welcomes graduate students and researchers in the fields of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geomatics Engineering and its closely related fields to be part of this laboratory. To know more, visit AGST Lab’s website.

EnviSAGE Research Laboratory

envisageEnviSAGE stands for Environmental Systems Applications of Geomatics Engineering. EnviSAGE is the research laboratory of the UP DGE & TCAGP which focuses on the use of Geomatics and geospatial technologies in addressing environmental issues.

Conserving the environment requires knowledge of environmental processes. These processes create spatial patterns in environmental variables that can be examined to know more about what have occurred. While building on the past spatial patterns, conserving the environment also require a forward looking approach. Simulations and scenario analysis are prime tools to explore what can happen in the future, considering physical, natural, and  and socio-economic processes.

To know more, visit EnviSAGE’s website.

GeoSIM Research Laboratory

GeoSIM or Geographic Simulation Research Laboratory was established in the UP DGE & TCAGP to foster research and development of tools to simulate complex geographic phenomena and associated human spatial behaviors in order to advance our understanding of spatial processes, how systems work dynamically and interactively in the spatial environment, thereby generate new perspectives and innovate towards a sustainable future.

GeoSIM is not only concerned about properly mapping the distribution and status of natural resources in our environment, but also about finding out the reasons why such phenomena are happening around us in order that management policies and actions can be designed towards a more sustainable path. This requires new tools to model and simulate natural processes including human spatial behavior since much of environmental phenomena are induced or accelerated by anthropogenic processes. GeoSimulation provides a dynamic representation of spatial processes including human behavior; this opportunity will be harnessed to gain more understanding of complex spatial phenomena and to develop new theories and tools to further a sustainable future.

To know more, visit GeoSIM’s website.

SURVLAV Research Laboratory

SURVLAV, which rhymes with “serve love”, stands for Surveying, Land Administration and Valuation, is UP DGE & TCAGP research laboratory that focuses on surveying – the core of geodetic engineering, land administration and land valuation. Surveying is the science and art of obtaining spatial information, and extracting relevant information for a certain purposes. Land Administration is the proper management of land through the different processes involved in the determination of land ownership, land use and land valuation. Although land valuation is part of land administration, it is in itself a discipline that needs further studies in the Philippines. Land Valuation deals with the different techniques used to obtain the proper and correct value of land.

SURVLAV will focus on providing new knowledge and innovation in the Geodetic Engineering profession through experimentation and researches on different surveying technologies and techniques; apply these techniques in consonance with other fields so as to provide a means of improving land administration in the country; and re-engineer land valuation.

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