Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

The use of geospatial data in research, planning, policy, and other pursuits is nothing new. What is new is the unprecedented level (and sophistication) of use of massive amounts of geospatial and other data powered by artificial intelligence (AI). So powerful are AI technologies that governments are scrambling to put together ethics-first, principle-based governance frameworks, … More Geography Webbynar #1 (2022-2023): Peter Sy talks AI-powered geospatial data

ICGS 2022 – Emotional Geographies: Passion in the geographical

ICGS 2022 Emotional Geographies: Passion in the Geographical 10-11 November 2022 The late Yi-Fu Tuan (1930-2022) argued that “much of human life is… driven by passion—by the desire to reach what is out of reach or even beyond reach” (2014, p. 4).  First drawing breath from informal circles and intellectual niches among cultural and feminist geographers, the … More ICGS 2022 – Emotional Geographies: Passion in the geographical

PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change

As the first law of geography states, everything is connected to everything else. For instance in weather forecasting, the mapping of various spatial and temporal dimensions and relationships is important to model the atmospheric processes. This is a crucial input in weather forecasting, climate modeling, and other forms of numerical weather prediction models.  For the … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-09: Robert Badrina on climate-influenced land cover change

PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

It is said that Geographic Information System (GIS) organises, manages, visualises and models our datasets. GIS can also ‘transform a table of data into a lively artifact to be handled, studied, and challenged’ (Lund & Sinton, 2007). Outcomes from using GIS not only engages our communities, creates new insights but also integrates with other systems … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-08: Jasmin Callosa-Tarr on the visualisation of spatial data

PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

The political and social exclusion of women, children, older adults and persons with disabilities (PWDs) – especially the economically disenfranchised – has always been identified as a perennial problem in society. In the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), the PWDs are among those crucially impacted by natural hazards and climate induced disasters. And yet … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-07: Juan Miguel Torres on photovoice

PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

The Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) is proud to present the midyear version of the PGS Lecture Series. UP Department of Geography alumnus Russel James Andrade who currently sits as Biodiversity Focal and Project Assistant and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat will give a talk entitled CitiesWithNature: The important role of subnational governments in the protection and … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-06: Russel Andrade on urban biodiversity

PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience

Continuing with the goal of presenting applied geography undertakings in the Philippines, the Philippine Geographical Society is mounting the fifth PGS Lecture Series for the year. The talk is to be given by Luigi Toda entitled Measuring Vulnerability and Resilience. This lecture happens on Saturday, 28 May 2022 at 2:00PM. An alumnus of the UP … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-05: Luigi Toda on vulnerabilities and resilience

Geography Webbynar #6 (2021-2022) – Mylene T. De Guzman discusses how materialities expose unequal geographies during the pandemic

How can material implements during COVID-19 show unequal geographies through class, access to healthcare, and cultural responses to the pandemic?  For the third Geography Webbynar this 2nd semester (and sixth for the 2021-2022 academic year) sponsored by the UP Department of Geography, Prof Mylene T. De Guzman will present Living in a Material (Covid-19) World on Friday, 6 … More Geography Webbynar #6 (2021-2022) – Mylene T. De Guzman discusses how materialities expose unequal geographies during the pandemic

PGS Lecture Series 2022-04: Kathy Ilustre illuminates discusses digital geovisualization of data

Goodbye maps, hello apps? The advent of high speed wireless technologies created a generation of tech-savvy digital navigators. But does this signal the end of the use of maps? Digital maps are entrenched in the social fabric of this generation’s milieu in ways too various to specify. How do we make visible geospatial data in … More PGS Lecture Series 2022-04: Kathy Ilustre illuminates discusses digital geovisualization of data