Welcoming the delegates, Esri India head, agendra Kumar stressed that gis tech application is catching up in India. He also talked about the Indian government’s commitment to the use of gis and spatial technology for governance.
The chairman and managing director of NIIT technologies Ranjendra Pawar, pointed out that the earth is talking back to people. You have to listen to geography and recognise the signals of nature.
The biggest show stopper of the day was the president of Esri, Jack Dangermond.
He insisted that in the next two decades, GIS would guide all human actions. Real time monitoring of each and every event would become all the more important. He also mentioned that gis is evolving and a whole new pattern of web gis is beginning to emerge