India, December 7, 2006 – The Map World Forum Committee is announcing high level government participation at Map World Forum, which is scheduled for January 22 to 25, 2007, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India.
Ministers and government representatives from five-plus countries will be addressing the geospatial community. The forum will be addressed by:
– Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India
– Ms. Lulama Xinqwana, Minister of Land Affairs, South Africa
– Y B Dato Seri Haji Azmi bin Khalid, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Malaysia
– Eng. Sultan Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Governmental Sector Development & Communications, UAE
– Mr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.
A Chief Minister (CM) conclave on Land Information System (LIS) and Good Governance will have Chief Ministers or their representatives from West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Bihar. The CMs Conclave will be chaired by Mr. Shivraj Patil, Honourabe Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India. This Conclave is being supported by Inter State Council. The conclave will have a workshop on LIS, which will be attended by the Revenue Secretaries from various States of India.
The Plenary Address and Seminars will be delivered by Jack Dangermond – ESRI; K Kasturirangan – Former Chairman ISRO; Robert Morris – Leica; KK Singh – Rolta; Gary Lang – Autodesk; Michael Blakemore – University of Durham; Ian Dowman – ISPRS; Stig Enemark – FIG; Martin Moelnaar – ITC; Milan Konecny – ICA; Christian Heipke – University of Hannover; Mike McGill – Digital Globe; and Robert Somborski – GITA.
– About Map World Forum
On the occasion of 10 years of Map India series of conferences, GIS Development has launched a global meeting of geospatial leaders known as Map World Forum. Map World Forum will converge various stakeholders of global geospatial community and its integration with end users of geospatial information. Visit www.mapworldforum.org for more details.