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Geography Days

4, 11 and 17 April 2018

As part of Geography Days,, this year the Department of Geography once again invites you to Geocaféudg, a meeting point for students, teachers, researchers and professionals that seeks to share knowledge, generate debate and promote new ideas that serve as a starting point to spread geographical knowledge.

4 April (Wednesday) from 3 pm to 5 pm

Get to know the ICGC, and ‘learn to create your map with Instamaps’ with Marc Torres, geographer.

He works at the Geological and Cartographic Institute of Catalonia, the Generalitat de Catalunya’s official mapping and geological agency. He is a member of the Geostart group, dedicated to the innovation and prototyping of products and services in the area of the geo-information. He is also a member of the Public Innovation Network, XIP, a network of public administration employees in Catalonia. 


11 April (Wednesday) from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Workshop ‘On són les imatges satèl·lit, què i com puc utilitzar-les?’ SIGTE - UdG under the guidance of Ferran Orduña and Laura Olivas, geographers.

The Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE) at the University of Girona supports research, specialised in handling geolocation information and the use and application of Geographical Information Technologies. Ferran Orduña is an expert and tutor in Geographic Information Systems and Laura Olivas is the students coordinator of the GIS online education program at UNIGIS Girona. 

The activity is open to all students on the bachelor's degree in Geography at UdG and graduates in geography in addition to the entire university community and the public that wishes to attend. The participation in these activities + ‘Geography Day’ (17 April) gives geography students the right to obtain three credits of free choice

Organised by: the Department of Geography and the Chair of Geography and Territorial Thought-UdG with the collaboration of the Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE)-UdG and the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia. 

17 April (Tuesday) ‘Geography Day’.


La cartografia una eina humanitària. T’invitem a participar-hi

Mapató is a unique opportunity to digitally map the most vulnerable areas of developing countries to help local and international NGOs, like MSF, to use these maps to provide a more effective response to the crises that affect these regions.

The activity that we offer consists of gathering interested persons without any previous knowledge who want to help to map elements of these territories collectively. We are supported by Doctors Without Borders, within the framework of the Missing Maps project and the technical team from the Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE). 

The objective of the day is to collectivelymap different cartographic voids. To take part you only need basic knowledge of computing and internet and lots and lots of enthusiasm to take part!

  • The estimated duration of the activity is about 4 hours.
  • Maximum 40 participants per session.
  • Morning session: from 10:00 to 14:00
  • Afternoon session: from 15:00 to 19:00
  • Participants must bring their own laptop.
  • The activity is open to the entire UdG university community. Participation in this activity gives the right to obtain two credits of free choice.
  • Remember places are limited and you must register in advance:
  • Place: Aula Rafael Llussà. Faculty of Arts. Barri Vell Campus

Organised by: Department of Geography and Chair of Geography and Territorial Thought-UdG and the Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Service (SIGTE)-UdG in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the UdG Office for Development Cooperation. 

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