UP Phil- LiDAR 1 Program staff invites in the 34th GEP South Luzon Area Assembly in Nasugbu, Batangas

The Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEP) South Luzon Area Assembly was held last October 20-21, 2017 in Nasugbu, Batangas. The attendees were Engr. Sarah Jane Samalburo, Chief Science Research Specialist; Engr. Joida Prieto and Engr. Gladys Mae Apat, Supervising Science Research Specialists; Engr. Jommer Medina, Engr. Angelo Carlo Boñgat, Engr. Christy Lubiano, Engr. John Dill Macapagal, and Engr. Elainne Lopez, Senior Science Research Specialists; and Engr. Don Matthew Banatin, Engr. James Kevin Dimaculangan, Engr. Regis Guhiting, Engr. Jennifer Saguran, Engr. Merven Matthew Natino, Engr. Melanie Hingpit, Engr. Velina Angela Bemida, Engr. Justine Francisco, Engr. Vincent Azucena, Engr. Ma. Ailyn Olanda, Engr. Monalyn Rabino, Engr. Wilbert Ian San Juan, and Engr. Czarina Jean Añonuevo, Research Associates of DPPC Phil-LiDAR 1. Also, Engr. Gerome Hipolito and Engr. Ruby Ann Marie Magturo, Supervising Science Research Specialists of Data Acquisition and Data Archiving and Distribution Component respectively, were present on the said event.

The delegates arrived at Chateau Royal Hotel, Resort and Spa, the venue of the GEP South Luzon Area Assembly on October 20.



The conference tackled the recent developments on the geodetic engineering profession from the academe, industry and government offices. The first day started with the report of the GEP President Engr. Richard Tollo on the current progress and issues faced by the geodetic engineers as well as the prospects of the organizations for the future. Topics discussed on the technical sessions in day 1 includes the professions ethics, the updates on the Professional Regulation Commission-Board of Geodetic Engineers Continuing Professional Development pointing system, the current geoid model, and the android application for least square adjustment that will be useful for field operations.

An election was held during the morning session of the second day followed by the technical sessions on the role of the geodetic engineers in the Philippine satellite and space development, land use modelling, the effects of geocentric datum to Philippine cadaster and lastly, the study on the use of unmanned aerial system (UAS) for land surveying in the country.