THE AIR FORCE CHOOSES UTALCA TO WRITE NEW BOOK ON APPLIED GEOMATICS
THIS IS THE THIRD TIME BOTH ORGANIZATIONS MEET TO DEVELOP A JOINT PROJECT OF THIS NATURE.
August 19, 2016
Through an arrangement signed at the University’s Headquarters, representatives from the Chilean Air Force (FACH) and the university agreed to work on the publication of a scientific book that should be ready for the next edition of the "Latin American Remote Sensing Week" fair (Lars), planned for 2018.
The activity led by the president of the Universidad de Talca, Alvaro Rojas and by the director of the Aerial Survey Service (SAF) of the Chilean Air Force, Oscar Zambrano, reinforces an existing Alliance dating back to 1991, and according to the director of the Geomatics Center (Cengeo) of our University, Carlos Mena, it get even stronger by the publication of the book, in which 20 national and foreign universities participate. 'It is the third book we publish together and it is entitled "Applied Geomatics", where we act as scientific publishing house, with all our academics involved in this area,” he said.
Mena said that to lead this project together with FACH is "very important and significant", even more so by being chosen for the third time, since this area is crucial for the development of the country. "Geomatics is a core discipline and therefore has great importance for national e international growth ", he said.
Oscar Zambrano underlined the agreement between both institutions, where "not only there exists the precedent of having harvested previous efforts. What was signed now is the ratification f one of the many initiatives we have had".
He added that it is sought to have a tool that can be delivered to the community, where it can have access to the different studies and knowledge obtained through remote sensing and their varied uses. "They not only go on the the space, but it may be an application in agriculture, architecture, urban development, Government policy, and so on".
Zambrano said that this project also allows to open new windows and to extend horizons, so as to continue working to find new solutions and applications. "We have been very lucky by the opportunity to work with the Universidad de Talca", said the Commander.
The conference unveiled the role of the Universidad de Talca in the scientific development of our country, thanks to the trust that exists since more than 25 years between the Chilean Air Force and our Academic Institution, so that now we only have to wait for the results of this expected publishing.