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7th Advances in Geomatics Research Conference

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The Department of Geomatics and Land Management at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda is proud to announce the 7th Advances in Geomatics Research Conference happening on 17th and 18th August 2023.

THEME: GEOMATICS EXCELLENCE FOR A MODERN SOCIETY – SUSTAINABLE FIT FOR PURPOSE SOLUTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The 7th Advances in Geomatics Research Conference (AGRC) invites the submission of abstracts on topics related to Geomatics research such as:

  • GIS Science & GIS Applications
  • Remote Sensing Applications
  • Photogrammetry & LiDAR Applications
  • Cartography
  • Spatial Information Management
  • GPS/GNSS Applications
  • Cadastre & Land Management
  • Geomatics Professional Standards &
  • Practices
  • Engineering & Mining Surveying
  • History of Surveying & Measurement
  • Geomatics Education
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Positioning & Measurement
  • Location-based Services
  • Integrated Spatial Planning

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee and evaluated based on their relevance to the conference theme, originality, and scientific quality. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publication in the conference proceedings. Submit the abstracts via the conference website https://www.agrc2023.com

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Sir Edward Muteesa II Museum opened at Makerere University.

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Sir Edward Muteesa II Museum was officially opened, Wednesday 21st February 2024 at a ceremony presided over by Her Royal Highness, Nnalinnya Agnes Nabaloga on behalf of the Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

The Museum located at plot 95, quarry road Makerere University is housed in the premises of what was an on-campus private residence of Sir Edward Muteesa II while a student of literature at Makerere University from 1943-1945.

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UNU-FLORES seeks collaboration with CEDAT

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The College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology, (CEDAT) hosted Christian P. Schneider, a PhD researcher and Focal Point for African partnerships from UN-FLORES.  During a meeting held in the College Boardroom on Monday 12th February 2024 involving members of staff, the discussions focused on finding areas of collaboration between the college and UN-FLORES, which is the academic arm of the UN.

Christian P. Schneider said UNU-FLORES which is United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources focuses on addressing critical global challenges related to human survival, development, and welfare through collaborative research and education.

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Translating Luganda Text into speech, An Innovation at CEDAT

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Researchers at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) using Artificial Intelligence have come up with an innovation to aid translation of Luganda language written text into speech.

A team of researchers led by the Principal Investigator Dr. Ronald Kizito from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department undertook a study they called, ‘A Luganda Neural Text-To-Speech System for Health Promotion and Accessibility for Health Promotion and Accessibility’.

The study supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovation Fund (MAKRIF) was aimed at coming up with an innovation that will help the dissemination of health messages to a wide Luganda-speaking audience who may not be in a position to read written text, which is usually the mode used in sending out information through literature like fliers.

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