XII Meeting of Geographers of Latin America

Through Mundo Geo I have learned about this meeting, which will be in Montevideo, Uruguay from 3 to 7 April 2009 at the University of the Republic under the theme: "Walking in a Latin America in transformation"


The thematic axes of this day:

  1. Geography of Latin America in transformation.
  2. Territories of global restructuring.
  3. Theoretical-methodological responses of Geography to the recent spatialities. 
  4. Advances in the use of territorial information technologies.
  5. Processes of the society-nature interaction.
  6. Education and teaching of Geography.
  7. Change and permanence in culture and identity.
    The determination of topics only seeks to order and not exclude all the variety that characterizes the discipline and that is always expressed in its events.

The Philosophy of these meetings is based on these 4 principles:

  • The stimulus to the elaboration of geographic works and the search of the scientific debate of the whole of Latin American Geography with the participation of all the tendencies;
  • Support for Latin American research, teaching and extension through agreements between different schools and institutions that group geographers;
  • Although it is not possible to speak of a “Latin American methodology”, it is proposed to develop a Geography with the vision of those who inhabit this part of the world that addresses the main spatial problems (territorial, environmental, social and economic) that the region suffers;
  • The Encounters have not constituted an organ that governs Latin American Geography since they work to stimulate an open relationship that avoids the formation of exclusive power groups. Among the Meetings, the only authority and common task is that of the organizing country of each congress, exclusively for the purpose of making the event possible.

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Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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