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Asia Geospatial Forum to be held in Vietnam for the first time

Hanoi, Vietnam: Geospatial Media and Communications in association with Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) will host Asia Geospatial Forum 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the first time.

The conference and exhibition, as part of the Forum, will be held during September 17 – 19, 2012. With the theme, ‘Enabling Geo-Governance’, the Forum aims to highlight the issues and challenges in mainstreaming geospatial information into national development practice as an effective solution to the rapid urbanisation issue faced by Asian countries. The conference agenda will comprise topical issues such as land administration, forest management, disaster management and utilities and transportation.

Recently, in the presence of over 50 geospatial community members, the conference brochure was launched. On this occasion Prof. Dang Hung Vo, President, Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing said, “I would like to express my thanks for selecting Vietnam as location for organising this international event. I believe international cooperation is the best way to develop a nation. National Assembly and Government of Vietnam are implementing Program on e-Government that will facilitate the process of NSDI development in the country. I hope Asia Geospatial Forum can help the country in selecting the best SDI technology therefore shorten our NSDI development process.”

Kavitha Seras, Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, Geospatial Media and Communications said, “With this collaboration with VGCR, we are sure to provide Vietnamese geospatial community with a unique opportunity to reach out to a global audience and further facilitate all round capacity development in the country. We are confident that Asia Geospatial Forum 2012 will prove as an apt platform for companies to market their services to the target audience and for delegates to develop a broader perspective on the application and usage of geospatial technologies”.

Source: Our Correspondent