The Asia Pacific region’s premier geospatial industry conference, GeoSmart Asia 2017, kicked off in Malaysia on Tuesday. The three-day event will play host to distinguish industry players, researchers, academicians, and technology providers. The opening session saw a huge gathering of leaders from the industry.
Member of Parliament and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment for Malaysia, DS Wan Junaidi TJ, delivered the guest address on the importance of geospatial information at the opening session of GeoSmartAsia 2017. In his speech, Janaidi said, GeoSmartAsia has successfully been able to raise & solve concerns of the Asian geospatial community.
Meanwhile, in the inaugural address Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media and Communications talked about the role of geospatial technologies in our lives. He said that geospatial technologies help in locating our assets and monitoring developments. He further added that to bring most of these technologies to human use, we need private and public sector to work together to augment the geospatial industry.