Conference on geospatial technologies from April 9

DUBAI — Map Middle East 2007, the 3rd Annual Conference and Exhibition on GeoSpatial Information, Technologies and Applications will be held from April 9 to 11 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 7 Apr 2007, 8:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:37 AM

The conference organised by Dubai Municipality in cooperation with GIS Development, with the theme, ‘GeoSpatial Convergence – The Next Step,’ would embrace all aspects of geospatial technologies and their applications.

Managers and research professionals from the government sector involved in planning, developing and managing projects; directors and corporate executives interested in acquiring leadership knowledge and practical skills and graduate students pursuing a major focused upon leadership studies are expected to attend the event.

Another highlight of the event will be the Geospatial Executive Leadership Forum, held alongside the conference and exhibition. The Leadership Forum with theme ‘GeoSpatial Enterprises’ will have personalities from leading organisations from the geospatial industry addressing the participants on project management, leadership challenges and various successful business development strategies.

Map Middle East 2007 will host an exclusive conference on Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry under the umbrella of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Also a part of the conference would be a Round Table Discussion on Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). This discussion forum will review the status of SDI activities within the various organisations using Geo-information on local and national levels.

This year’s conference will also witness different seminars as a part of Map Middle East 2007. The topics that are considered are in respect to the ongoing development and progress in different verticle segments like construction, growing demands for oil and gas and the geospatial world moving towards open source in terms of software/data and standards.

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