GIS Development announced that it had gone into a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Dubai Municipality, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to organise Map Middle East 2005, the largest conference and tradeshow of its kind aimed to address the Middle East region.
Map Middle East 2005 will be held at Dubai on 23-25 April 2005 and shall be the 1st Annual International Conference and Exhibition in the field of geospatial technology, science and applications for the region.
After the successful execution of the widely acclaimed ongoing annual conferences of Map India and Map Asia for the Asia Pacific region, with this effort, GIS Development now moves forth into the region of Middle East in response to the mammoth demand and need in the region for focused discussions, deliberations and exchange of knowledge and technology. The conference would be a joint initiative of GIS Development (India), Dubai Municipality (UAE) and Centre for Spatial Database Management and Solutions (CSDMS). The conference would focus geographic information technologies like GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing and Aerial Photography.
Map Middle East 2005 has a theme of ‘Geospatial Technology And Knowledge Economy’. Map Middle East would showcase the capability that geospatial technology provides to develop sustainable solutions, and how it helps the region better understand the processes leading to changes. Submission of papers for the conference, relevant to various themes, are open now. View Paper Submission Guidelines.
With a mission of foster the use and spread of geospatial content, Map Middle East would bring all the stakeholders in the geospatial domain – researchers, students, academia, policy makers, government departments and the industry – onto one platform for interaction, sharing and discussion on needs, demands and solutions. This large-scale technical conference shall have 3 plenary sessions, 2 keynote sessions, and a large number of technical sessions covering technology as well as applications. For details visit website www.mapmiddleeast.org
A number of organisations – from private and government – in the region, have joined hands to support the event. National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, General Organisation of Remote Sensing (GORS), Syria, Iranian Remote Sensing Centre, Iran and
National Center for Remote Sensing, National Council for Scientific Research, Lebanon are the supporting organizations Map Middle East. Industry has already started joining hands.
Exhibition at Map Middle East 2005 will provide an opportunity for the GIS Industry to portray every existing or prospective user with new advancements, solutions and services. It will provide the industry a cost-effective marketing channel to reach both the GIS-aware decision-maker and the business manager – who may not even be aware of GIS but recognize the benefits to be gained.