Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi is getting ready to host the Esri Middle East and North Africa User Conference (MENAUC) from November 17 to 19, this month. The conference will commemorate the emirate's success and propagate the smart government model throughout the region. The event invites everyone in the geospatial community from new users to seasoned GIS professionals and decision makers and business owners to GIS analysts. Keynote speaker and Esri president Jack Dangermond will open MENAUC by showing how GIS as a location platform underpins the planning, operations, and management of smart communities, including transportation, social services, public safety, economic development, and citizen engagement. Being the standard bearer for geospatially enabled government, Abu Dhabi will be at the forefront of Dangermond's address.
"GIS has provided us with the tools to plan effectively and comprehensively, make informed decisions, and carry out the results of those decisions in a coordinated and efficient way. Everyone who attends the MENAUC comes with the singular mind-set of improving life for end users through GIS technology. It is an inspiring event that pushes all of us to think creatively and execute efficiently in the years ahead,” said H. E. Rashed Al Mansouri, Director General at Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC).