Thursday, 3 November 2011

Groundwater Monitoring Well Sites in CDO

Proposed Groundwater Monitoring Well Sites in Selected 
Urban Areas of District 1, Cagayan de Oro City
(A Project Study Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering 
Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan)
by: Gironella, F.A.; Tolitol, J.J.; Borong, M.V.; Amintao, J.; Young, J.B.Jan Taat; Dexter S. Lo; Peter Daniel S. Akut
reviewed and approved by a board of panellists on March 2011

Public copy of the study can be viewed (images): GW Monitoring Wells Sites CDO (Public)

For those who are interested in groundwater, hydrology in the Philippines, and Cagayan de Oro City, I would be more than willing to hear from you! 

Publications and Presentations:
Final Year Projects Journal 2011
 by the College of Engineering, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
Expert Seminar Philippines: Papers and Presentations by the Forum for Urban Future in Southeast Asia

Friday, 26 August 2011

Jiajia The Stuffed Toy Panda's Travels

Hi everyone! I realized that my Panda Toy has been travelling with me whenever I'm out of my city. It would be cute to compile where Jiajia has gone! After the jump!

Hong Kong - my first overseas travel: where I bought Jiajia, too! If you're wondering, he's in that Ocean Park bag I'm carrying.
Manila: welcome to The Philippines, Jiajia!
Golden Hills Farm (click here for its Facebook Page): Jiajia can't stand my singing! Haha!
Thailand (see my blog post here): Sorry, Jiajia's camera shy here - but I sure am not hehe!
Singapore: Just landed and Jiajia can't wait!
Cebu - my home for 1 month until my CE Licensure Exams: Jiajia and the rest of the gang are with me to help me sl-study =D

With my Masters classes starting soon, Jiajia will have more places to go! Bon voyage!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

More On Foreign Languages

A previous post ago, I suggested a website wherein you can have a crash course on French at your own convenience. Now, using a Samsung unit running on Android, Basics on Foreign Languages has been made less difficult!

First of, Samsung Market offers free "to-English" Dictionaries. Using my VERY limited knowledge in French, I found the free French/English Dictionary very comprehensive yet student-friendly. NM/NF, VT/VI are all in place, as well as grammar construction. I am certain that for other languages (at least for major languages) Samsung's Dictionaries will deliver satisfacorily.

Secondly, Android Market offers an app of its native company that surpasses expectations. Google Labs' Goggles, amongst its other awesome features, can translate any written document with a single camera capture. It's not perfect yet - but it's better than your expectations. Believe me!

A handy app called Tourist Language Learn & Speak offers basic sentences on almost all European and American languages, ranging from "number one" to "how are you" to "can you take me to this location". The Read Aloud feature will let you learn how to read and speak basic phrases. Its French phrases are OK so far.

    Saturday, 11 June 2011

    Sunday, 9 January 2011

    Playing Around With ArcGIS

    With the gigantic software that is ArcGIS, I do admit that it is easier for everyone to just pinpoint and draw areas with Google Earth. Converting GE shapes into shapefiles became a necessity, of which I did with ease, although I did a little workaround:

    1. an ArcScript that converts KML files to shapefiles by Jason Parent which can convert a file or a group of files in a "folder". I had no problem when converting points.
    2. DNR Garmin by DNR-Minnesota which I used to convert one polygon at a time into a feature. Not that convenient but it beats having to redigitize the area in ArcMap all over again. Using this application I noticed GE puts an empty string on the first point of the polygon.

    EPubs And Why I Am So Into Them

    So I recently had an Android unit, and jumped right away into saving my .pdf books there. Nothing beats the convenience (and just the awesomeness of it) of ebook readers. Unfortunately, ebooks come in different formats - and PDF is just not one of them. Luckily, I do have some books that comes in EPUB. =D Enjoy!