Centurion, South Africa: Map Africa 2010- 5th Annual African Conference on Geospatial technologies and applications has received confirmation from the pioneers of geospatial world from across the globe, who will be sharing their personal and organisational experiences with the geospatial community gathered at the conference.
Icons like Aida Opoku – Mensah, Director-ICTs & S&T Division (ISTD), UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia, Dr Hussein Farah Director General RCMRD, Kenya, Dr K Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission, India, Dr Derek G Clarke Chief Director, NGI / Surveys & Mapping Dept. of Rural Development & Land Affairs, South Africa, have confirmed their participation for the Inaugural Session.
Vision Session has gained confirmation from experts like Dr Vanessa Lawrence, Director General and CEO, Ordnance Survey, Great Britain, Dr Hany Shalaby, Principal Environmentalist, Africa Development Bank, Ghana and Dr Joseph Akinyede, Director, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English, Language (CSSTEE), Nigeria.
Plenary Session will be attended by leaders like Dr Frank Byamugisha, Regional Land Coordinator for Africa, World Bank, USA, Bryn Fosburgh, Sector President – Engineering & Construction/ Emerging Markets, Trimble US, Steven Ramage, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Open Geospatial Consortium, USA, Jeff Peters, Director – Federal Programs, ESRI, USA, Surendra Shrestha, Director- Resources Mobilisation & Strategic Planning, UNEP, Kenya, Dr Bob Scholes, Natural Resources, Environment Research Ecosystem Processes & Dynamic, South Africa, Group Leader – CSIR, South Africa have confirmed to share the podium.
“I am really excited to see the array of leading speakers at Map Africa” said Sanjay Kumar, CEO,
GIS Development. “They are equipped with tremendous knowledge andexperience pertaining to geospatial technologies, applications and its future. This will not only help participants gain better understanding of dynamic geospatial environment but will also help in charting a new and advanced road to the continent.”