Redlands, California—ESRI announced today that it plans extensive participation, including conference sponsorship, at the Map Middle East 2006 conference.
This year, the conference will be held in Dubai, one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, which is located on the Arabian Gulf. The conference is at the Dubai World Trade Center and will be held
The Dubai GIS Center pioneered the provision of spatial data in the same manner as a public utility. The center has implemented a comprehensive enterprise system based on ESRI’s ArcGIS software products as one of the geographic information system (GIS) platforms, interoperable with other platforms as well as custom applications.
“Our vision is to make spatial data a public utility. We aim to serve accurate and up-to-date data to facilitate real-time mapping and decision making as well as mentor other organizations in developing technology with OGC standards,” says Mohammed Al-Zaffin, the visionary leader of the Dubai GIS Center.
Richard Turner, ESRI’s ArcGIS product manager, will present an overview of key GIS market trends influencing the company’s software products and direction in the coming years in a key address at the conference. Shafik Jiwani, chief operating officer of Orion Technology, will be speaking about GIS Web services.
ESRI’s regional distributors will be present, providing the opportunity for discussion and product demonstrations. Participating distributors include Atlas for GIS and Surveying Systems (Iraq), GISTEC (United Arab Emirates), Khatib & Alami (Lebanon and Oman), Mannai Trading Company (Qatar), MicroCenter (Bahrain), Moammar Information Systems (Saudi Arabia), National Trading Company (Yemen), OpenWare (Kuwait), and Quality Standards Information Technology (Egypt and Libya).
Comments Myles Flynn, ESRI’s Middle East regional manager, “The Middle East is one of our fastest-growing and technically advanced markets. Our job is to ensure that the unique cultures of the region benefit from ESRI’s more than
30-year investment in GIS technology. Sectors of particular interest include health and human services, education, utilities, municipal government, oil and gas, defense, cadastre, and telecom.”
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 5,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.