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Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria: The Africa Geospatial Forum has been postponed due to the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The Forum was initially scheduled to run for two days from August 19 – 20 at Eke Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. It has now been postponed to December 9 – 10 at the same venue.

Considering the wellbeing of our participants, exhibitors and sponsors, Geospatial Media and Communications and Lagos State Government are re-scheduling Africa Geospatial Forum to 9 – 10 December, 2014 at the same venue, when organising such a gathering will yield maximum benefits for all stakeholders involved.

The theme of the upcoming edition of the Forum is "Smart Governance: Connecting Geospatial Community" in recognition of the fact that geospatial technologies have come a long way to become a vital component for the improved operations of numerous organisations in the continent of Africa.

Being held in the continent of immense possibilities Africa since 2006, the Africa Geospatial Forum (formerly known as Map Africa) has played a significant role in bringing together the geospatial community of Africa and deliberating upon several key issues such as the current usage of geospatial technologies across the continent, technology trends as well as charting our the future course of direction for the geospatial industry in the region in order to ensure the further growth and usage of the technology.

Some of the previous editions of the conference have discussed important topics like building Geospatial Capacity and Infrastructure in Africa, Geospatial Readiness, enabling socio-economic development and Geospatially Enabled Africa. Experts at the conference have deliberated on various policies and standards, national policy framework, land administration, local governance and municipalities, prospects and challenges of geospatial industry, building geospatial capacities, role of data in inclusive growth and other topics of regional relevance.

Source: Geospatial Media and Communication