Event Date/Time: Feb 06, 2002 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2002
Registration Date: Jan 31, 2002
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2001
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2002
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Description

Map India 2002 is 5th annual international conference and exhibition in the field of Geographic Information Sciences like GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing. Although it primarily serves to Indian geographic community but, over a period it has attracted quite a lot of international participation and provides a platform for collaboration between India and rest of the world.

India is emerging as a very important player in the field of Geographic Information Sciences. It has a sound history of surveying and map making. With the advancement in mapping technology, particularly in view of information technology being used as a major tool for map creation, updation, analysis and dissemination, India has emerged as a major center for mapping technology and solutions. It not only imports advanced software and expertise but also exports highly customised solutions and services. In view of availability of skilled manpower in the Asia-Pacific region at competitive prices, India serves the major data generating agencies and software development companies worldwide.

Map India attempts to bring all concerned with the technology and facilitate interaction, discussion, and collaboration amongst the participants. It provides a platform to share the latest developments in the field and also promote the products and services to a large gathering of about 1000 people. The profile of the participants include top decision makers from government and private sectors, existing as well as prospective users, academicians, vendors, policy makers and representatives of various international organizations working for promoting the cause of this technology.

Objective
·Increase awareness about use of Geographic Information System in the public, private & the NGO sector in India.
·Facilitate interaction amongst experts and senior decision makers in the country to GIS for data collection, collation and distribution.
·Showcase Indian success stories using GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing technologies.
·Attract Foreign Direct Investment in Indian GeoInformation Industry

Conference

Map India 2002 Conference provides an opportunity to various researchers and technology developers to share their experiences for the benefit of all in the field. It also provides an opportunity to learn and know about the latest developments in the field with regard to technology and its applications. Conference would focus on following technical sessions.

Technical Sessions

Keynote Sessions
· Mobile Mapping
· High Resolution Satellite Imageries
· Internet GIS
· GIS/GPS Integration

Application Oriented Sessions
· Telecommunication
· Oil & Natural Gas
· Power
· Highways and Transportation
· Banking and Insurance
· Business Geographics
· Urban / Rural Development
· Agriculture
· Natural Resource Management
· Disaster Management


Exhibition

As an integral part of Map India 2002, an exhibition on GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, Ariel Photography and related technologies will be organized. We expect over 1000 visitors to have a look at the potential of this wonderful technology, which in turn, would offer a great opportunity for the exhibitors to develop market and promote their products and services to the participants. Entry to exhibition is free but by invitation only. Adequate number of entry passes will be provided to the Exhibitors well in time to enable them invite their customers. It offers an opportunity to not only present your technology to potential users but also to update about your products and services to the existing users.

Venue

Sardar Patel Marg
New Delhi
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