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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum

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The Regional Geospatial Youth Forum (RGYF), held in conjunction with the Singapore Geospatial Festival 2021 #SgGeoFest, aims to build interest, awareness and a community around geospatial professionals among youths in Singapore and ASEAN. Focusing on three key principles - Innovate, Inspire and Collaborate - the RGYF brings youths together to learn from one another and share their geospatial experiences. 
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GeoEducation
GeoEducation


GeoInnovation
GeoInnovation

GeoInspire
GeoInspire

 


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Agenda
11 am to 12 pm

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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: GeoInspire I
Immerse into the career journey of young geospatial professionals from various backgrounds & hear their personal experiences in applying geospatial to real world challenges.



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Moderator 
Asst Prof Perrine Hamel
Assistant Professor
Asian School of the Environment
Nanyang Technological University

 Jinal Foflia
Lead Program Manager, Geo
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Kristine Juvel Zayco
Senior Sales Engineer
Leica Geosystems Pte. Ltd
 
Wang Songyu
Executive Data Scientist
Design and Planning Lab
Urban Redevelopment Authority
 
Jamie Simpson
Pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
University of Sydney 
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12 pm to 1 pm

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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: GeoInspire II
ASEAN Geospatial Challenge 2021 winners' presentation
Watch the winning teams from the ASEAN Geospatial Challenge 2021 share their experiences participating at the challenge. The ASEAN Geospatial Challenge 2021: Geospatial Youth Edition (AGC 21) brought youth in the ASEAN region together to use geospatial technology and information to support nations in achieving their Sustainable Development Goals. Targeted at students from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in the ASEAN region, the challenge aimed to: 
            • Cultivate good relationships and collaborations among the youth in ASEAN
            • Elevate geospatial competencies and facilitate knowledge sharing
            • Raise interest in the geospatial field
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Winning Teams
Distinction Award
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Team: MapBeks from UP Diliman and Polytechnic University of the Philippines - San Juan (Philippines)
Project: MapBeks’ HIV and Support Facilities Mapping project aims to augment the country’s HIV and AIDS programme by creating an up-to-date, validated map consolidating all government and private facilities that offer HIV services.

Excellence Awards
SusCo Tech from SUTD 
(Singapore)
GEO-AID from University of the Philippines Los Baños
(Philippines)

SYT2 from
SMU, SIT, SIM and SUSS
(Singapore)

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SusCo Tech’s solution tackles the challenges of harnessing renewable energy in different communities, defined by geographical zones.


Project GEO-AID is a Geospatial Database Crowdfunding Application Development that aims to address SDG 1 (end poverty in all its forms everywhere) with an interactive map system. 

This project aims to empower wheelchair users to live independently and confidently and is aligned with SDG11 to foster the integration of an inclusive society within cities and communities.
 


2 pm to 3 pm

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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: GeoEducation I
Interact with academics to learn about geospatial education in ASEAN institutions, career opportunities and how the fourth industrial revolution has transformed geospatial.


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Moderator
Josef Tan
Lead Specialist
Geography, Curriculum Planning and Development Division
Ministry of Education
Singapore

Professor Chalermchon Satirapod
Professor & Head
Department of Survey
Engineering

Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University
Thailand


Dr Wang Yi-Chen
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore


Suelynn Choy
Professor of Geospatial Science and Satellite Navigation
Director, RMIT Satellite Positioning for Atmosphere, Climate and Environment (SPACE) Research Centre
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University
Australia

Saibal D. Chowdhury
CEO and Co-Founder
Urbanetic
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3 pm to 4 pm
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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: GeoEducation II
Geospatial data analysis using open source tools
Use of open source geospatial analysis libraries such as GeoPandas and PySAL to understand patterns that occur over space and time.

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Li Hengshan
Technical Manager
Singapore Land Authority
 Lee Kim Haw
Technical Manager
Singapore Land Authority
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4 pm to 5 pm
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Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: GeoInnovation
How innovative geospatial solutions are used by tech start-ups and government agencies to tackle different types of challenges today

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Moderator
Jiin Joo Ong
Chief Technology Officer and co-founder 
Garuda Robotics
 
Bell Beh 
Co Founder & CEO 
Buzz ARVR Pte. Ltd. 
("Buzz AR")
 
Lim Yohnny 
Geospatialist
Landmark Integrated Pte Ltd
 
Abhijit Sarkar
Manager, Geospatial Development / IT (Corporate Services)
National Parks Board
 
Abdullah Maruf
Platform Development Manager
Synspective Inc. 
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Learn about previous editions of the Regional Geospatial Youth Forum: