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GIS Development gears up for first Latin American forum

Brazil: The Latin American Geospatial Forum brochure has been released by Dr. Eduardo Pereira Nunes, President, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGE and Fernando Cavallieri, Director of City Information, Instituto Pereira Passos – IPP.

The Latin American Geospatial Forum is the 1st Annual Latin American Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology and Applications, hosted by GIS Development Pvt Ltd. It is scheduled to be held during August 17-19, 2011, with a pre-conference agenda on 16th August at Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The brochure provides details of LAGF programmes featuring high profile personalities and professionals from Geospatial industry and users fraternity. Alternatively, one can get detail at its website: https://www.lagf.org/.

With the theme “Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action” the conference will showcase how global perspectives can contribute in addressing local challenges. During the brochure launch, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, GIS Development, said, “Geospatial information is the next frontier of information revolution. Geospatial industry worldwide is growing at an amazing speed and this is happening primarily because of spatial characteristics and visual utility of this wonderful information.” He added, “Brazil as a country is poised to grow and grow to its true potential.  As economy is going global so as the Brasilian geospatial industry would require to have more global outlook and increase its interaction with international geospatial community in order to learn and participate in global geospatial industry.”

Fernando Cavallieri, Director of City Information, Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP), said “Rio de Janeiro will host, over the next five years, very important international events such as Rio + 20 (2012), World Cup 2014 and Olympic Games 2016 among others. This is a very special moment to enhance our knowledge about the geospatial field, as this technology is strategic in planning and managing solutions and resourses to reach our goal.”

Dr. Eduardo Pereira Nunes said, “Currently, there is an increase in the demand for geospatial databases, applications and services, to respond to global issues like climate change, natural disasters, food crises, combating epidemics and pandemics, and issues related to peace, security and assistance humanitarian. All these issues require strong support of geospatial information on a global scale.

Nunes added, “Actions geared towards the development of geo-technology in Brazil and Latin America are in agreement with the proposal of the Latin American Geospatial Forum, because we need to integrate geospatial knowledge to the economic agenda and sustainable development of nations. Therefore, the Latin American Geospatial Forum will offer a great opportunity to know the state of the art technologies in the field of geospatial information, we invite stakeholders from various areas to build a dialogue to develop and strengthen the geospatial community in Latin America”

Source: Our Correspondent