Monday, May 18, 2009

Map Asia 2009: GIS conference

GIS Development and Singapore Land Authority (SLA) have teamed up to organize Map Asia 2009, the largest geospatial conference. The conference and exhibition will be held from 18 – 20 August, 2009 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. This will probably be the biggest gathering in Asia of the international geospatial community with an expected attendance comprising of geospatial professionals and practitioners across the globe.

This is the 1st time that Singapore is hosting the Map Asia conference. The organisers are delighted that the Conference is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) under the “Business Events in Singapore” (BEIS) incentive scheme.

The theme of the conference is “Connecting Geospatial Communities- Creating New Dimensions.” This theme was chosen to highlight the new dimensions that geospatial tools like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have created, or can create, for businesses and Government in their strategic planning and business operations.

The conference agenda will comprise topical issues such as spatial economics, e-city and location-based services. Vincent Hoong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Land Authority said: “SLA is delighted that Singapore has been chosen to host this year’s edition of the Map Asia Conference.

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development said: “With this collaboration with SLA, we are sure to provide the companies with a unique opportunity to reach out to a global audience with their company message. Both the companies have made tremendous contribution to the development of geospatial technologies in the Asian market. We are confident that Map Asia 2009 will prove as an apt platform for companies to market their services to the target audience and for delegates to develop a broader perspective on the application and usage of geospatial technologies.”


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