GISWORX begins on 20 May 2007

GISWORX begins on 20 May 2007

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Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2007: GISTEC announced the program for GISWORX 2007, the second annual GIS Workshops and Exhibitions for ESRI Users. The event began on 20th May, Sunday at the JW Marriott Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will last for 3 days.

“GISWORX presents a gateway for ESRI users in the region to gain a deeper understanding of the full extent of the ESRI ArcGIS technology platform. It also provides knowledge on how users can maximize the use of their existing GIS infrastructure,” comments Mohamed Abuziad, Managing Director of GISTEC.

Mark Sorensen, the founder and CEO of Geographic Planning Collaborative will address the delegates on the first day. His talk on “Spatial Infrastructure and Federated GIS: Challenges and Methods,” lays the blueprint for the initiation of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and provide the needed perspective on the essential strategic principles and methods behind spatial data sharing initiatives.

Peter Becker, the Managing Director of ESRI Global, will talk about the value of making geographic knowledge easily accessible and the role of the Internet, GIS and the GeoWeb, while Shafik Jiwani, Orion Technology’s founder and CEO will provide a fascinating talk, examining the spatial information abilities of the human mind.

Around four hundred GIS professionals from UAE and neighboring Middle East countries are scheduled to participate in this year’s GISWORX which will offer more than 40 workshops. Highlighted topics include: GIS implementation, GIS technology, standards and interoperability, GIS data management, GIS foundations and peripherals, GIS solutions for military, safety and security, and GIS solutions for utilities, municipalities and local government.

Lead by HP, other sponsors for the event include Microsoft, MAPS geosystems, Pictometry Middle East, and EMC Documentum. There will be a special exhibition and consultancy area where industry leaders including HP, EMC Documentum, Trimble, Leica Geosystems, and Magellan will showcase their latest range of products and services for the delegates.

For more information about GISWORX 2007 visit website at: www.gisworx.ae,

GISTEC is the authorized distributor of ESRI in the UAE and specializes in providing engineering solutions, software systems, data products, hardware, and technical services in GIS, facility/asset management, image processing, document management, digital map production, and Web-based mapping. For more information visit GISTEC website at https://www.gistec.com.