5th Philippine Geomatics Symposium

April 20-22, 2016

University of the Philippines Diliman

Call for Abstracts

Extended Abstract submission is now open.

The abstract sample with the required formatting can be found here.

Deadline of submission is on March 23, 2016 April 11, 2016.

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Strengthening Geomatics Applications through Advanced Space Science and Technology

On its 5th year, PhilGEOS 2016 will once again gather the members of the Philippine Geomatics community to meet, discuss and exchange knowledge and insights on the role of space science and technology in geomatics and its applications. To be held on April 20-22, 2016, and revolving around the theme “Strengthening Geomatics Applications through Advanced Space Science and Technology”, PhilGEOS 2016 is aimed at establishing a powerful academe-government-industry connection, facilitate idea exchange and encourage research and development on how advances in space science and technology will benefit the geomatics community.

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About PhilGEOS

The University of the Philippines Department of Geodetic Engineering (UP DGE) and the UP Training Centre for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (UP TCAGP) have been organising the Philippine Geomatics Symposium or PhilGEOS since 2012. It was envisioned to be a yearly national symposium for Geomatics educators, researchers, practitioners and all users of geospatial data and technology.

PhilGEOS was first staged in November 2012 (PhilGEOS 2012) with the theme “Philippine Geomatics: Practice, Application and Accomplishments”. Last year, PhilGEOS had two special symposiums - PhilGEOS GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) and PhilGEOS UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems Mapping). The two focused symposiums aimed at disseminating GNSS and UAS related studies and applications.

Important Dates

Call for Extended Abstracts

February 23, 2016

Deadline of Abstract Submission

March 23, 2016 April 11, 2016

Notice of Acceptance

March 30, 2016 April 14, 2016



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National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines Diliman
April 20-22, 2016

Tentative Program

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Opening Ceremony
09:00 - 09:10 Invocation and Singing of the Philippine National Anthem
09:10 - 09:20 Welcome Remarks Dr. Aura C. Matias

Dean, UP College of Engineering

09:20 - 09:40 Overview of PhilGEOS 2016 and Introduction of the Guest Speaker Engr. Ma. Rosario Concepcion O. Ang

Chair, PhilGEOS 2016 Organizing Committee

09:40 - 10:00 Message
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
Plenary Session 1 (Development in Space and Satellite Technology for Geomatics)
10:30 - 11:00 Creating a National Space Agency: Current Development and Future Challenges Dr. Rogel Mari Sese

Program Leader, National SPACE Development Program

11:00 - 11:30 Development of the First Philippine Microsatellite Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr.

Program Leader, Development of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-MICROSAT) Program

11:30 - 12:00 National Policy on Space Technology Development Dr. Carlos Primo David

Executive Director, Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development

12:00 - 1:30 Opening of Exhibits and Lunch Break
Geomatics Industry Session 1
01:00 - 01:20 Brianna Survey Solutions Engr. Marilyn de la Cruz and Mr. Rey Lamoco

01:20 - 01:40 PASCO Philippines Corporation Mr. Jerry De Vera

01:40 - 02:00 Trimble Mr. Vincent Kessler

Parallel Technical Session 1
02:15 - 03:45 Applications in Agriculture Applications in Renewable Energy
03:45 - 04:00 Afternoon Break
04:00 - 04:30 GeoIdeas (Poster Session)
Parallel Technical Session 2
04:30 - 06:00 Applications in Forestry Mapping and Planning Applications
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Plenary 2 (Synergy of Space Technology and Geomatics in Real World Applications)
09:00 - 09:30 Space Technology for Disaster Management Dr. Masahiko Nagai

Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

09:30 - 10:00 Development of Integrated GPS and INS Platform for Bus Tracking in Urban Environment Dr. Noriel Christopher C. Tiglao

Associate Professor, UP National College of Public Administration and Governance

10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 - 11:00 Innovative Social Services with Geospatial and Space Technology Dr. Naohiko Kohtake

Associate Professor, Keio University

11:00 - 11:30 Geodesy in Geodynamics: Revealing Unseen Perspectives of the Mobile Earth Dr. Gerald Galgana

Visiting Scientist, UP Department of Geodetic Engineering (DOST Balik-Scientist)

11:30 - 12:00 Data Science x GIS: Better Together Dr. Reinabelle Reyes

Data Science Consultant

12:00 - 01:00 Lunch Break
Geomatics Industry Session 2
01:00 - 01:20 RASA Surveying Engr. Raymund Arnold S. Alberto

01:20 - 01:40 AB Surveying Engr. Antonio Julian Botor

01:40 - 01:55 F.F. Cruz Co., Inc.

1:55 - 2:10 Certeze infosys Corporation

Parallel Technical Session 3
02:10 - 03:40 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications Multi-GNSS Applications
03:40 - 04:00 Afternoon Break
Parallel Technical Session 4
04:00 - 05:30 Workflows and Algorithms Applications in Water Related Studies
Closing Ceremony
05:30 - 05:40 Awarding of Certificates for Sponsors, Best Symposium Presentation and Best Symposium Poster
05:45 - 06:00 Closing Remarks Dr. Ariel C. Blanco

Chairman, UP Department of Geodetic Engineering

Director, UP Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry

Post-Conference Events

April 22, 2016

Tracks and Special Sessions

Synergy of Space Technology and Geomatics in real world applications

Developments in Space and Satellite Technology for Geomatics

Other Geospatial Science and Technology

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