April 3, 2008 New Delhi, India: GIS Development – the Global Geospatial Media Company announced Rolta India as the Principal Industry Partner for Map World Forum, the biannual global confluence of geospatial professionals, scheduled to be held on 10-13 February 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India. Having its theme as ‘Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Planet Earth’ Map World Forum promises to bring together geospatial professionals and domain experts from different fields like environment, ecology, forestry, wildlife, energy, utility, infrastructure, housing, communications, governance, and transportation under one umbrella and provide an opportunity to interact exchange, share, discuss, debate and learn from each others’ experiences and knowledge to make effective and efficient utilisation of geospatial tools and information bases for overall sustainable development of the Planet Earth.
On the occasion, Mr. Kamal K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Rolta Group said that “Rolta India is very pleased to extend its support and participation as Principal Industry Partner for Map World Forum to be held in the early 2009. Map World Forum, truly offers a global platform for various stakeholders of geospatial community to get together and learn and exchange knowledge within the community and experts from different user domains.”
Acknowledging and Applauding the support and participation of Rolta India as Principal Industry Partner, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of GIS Development said that ‘We are excited to have Rolta India as Principal Industry Partner of Map World Forum, which would be a considerable contribution towards achieving the set objectives of Map World Forum.” He also said that “ Having Rolta India, a fast growing Indian geospatial company and making its own identity and place in global geospatial industry, as Principal Industry Partner for Map World Forum would enthuse and encourage a large number of geospatial professionals and end user customers to participate and share their knowledge at Map World Forum”
Map World Forum is being organised by GIS Development under the patronage of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Major International Geospatial Societies having extended their support to Map World Forum include International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Map World Forum shall be promoted by its Media Partners – Directions Media, GIM International and ASM newsletter in different parts of the world.
Map World Forum shall have high profile inaugural speakers, guest speakers and plenary speakers addressing various important issues and challenges of global nature. Additionally it shall have 4 Seminars, 4 Theme Based Symposia, 3 Forums and various Technical Sessions and Workshops, Panel Discussions, Technology Shows, User Meets, Social Programmes. Sate of Art showcase of technology and applications spread over 3000 sq. mtrs of floor layout would be a very important component of the Forum.