Theme and Topics

Revolving around the theme “Enhancing Public Service with Geomatics“, PhilGEOS 2014 is aimed to establish a powerful academe-government-industry connection, facilitate idea exchange and encourage research and development on how and what will make Geomatics an important element that will enhance the creation, supply, delivery and sustainability of public service.

By definition, public service generally means a service that is performed for the benefit of the public[1]. It is usually provided by the government as well as by private sectors and made available to all regardless of income[2]. It could be supplying an essential commodity, as water, food, gas or electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public[3]. Success in supplying and delivering public service lies in their careful planning, creation and development.

Since geomatics includes the tools and techniques used in surveying and geodesy, photogrammetry, Remote Sensing (RS), cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hydrography and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), PhilGEOS 2014 will provide a venue to tackle the application of these tools and techniques in different areas related to or affecting public service such as but not limited to:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Atmosphere, Climate and Weather
  • Defense, Intelligence and National Security
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Monitoring and Management
  • Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Health
  • Land Administration and Management
  • National and Local Governance
  • Social Welfare and Development
  • Transportation, Infrastructure and Facilities Management
  • Tourism
  • Urban, Regional and Local Planning

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References Cited

[1] http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=public service
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_service
[3] http://dictionary.reference.come/browse/public+service