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15 April 2011, Brazil: The Latin American Geospatial Forum brochure has been released by Dr. Eduardo Pereira Nunes, President, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGE and Fernando Cavallieri, Director of City Information, Instituto Pereira Passos – IPP.
The Latin American Geospatial Forum is the 1st Annual Latin American Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology and Applications, hosted by GIS Development Pvt Ltd. It is scheduled to be held during August 17-19, 2011, with a pre-conference agenda on 16th August at Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The brochure provides details of LAGF programmes featuring high profile personalities and professionals from Geospatial industry and users fraternity. Alternatively, one can get detail at its website: http://www.lagf.org/.
During the brochure launch, Sanjay Kumar, CEO, GIS Development, said, "Geospatial information is the next frontier of information revolution. Geospatial industry worldwide is growing at an amazing speed and this is happening primarily because of spatial characteristics and visual utility of this wonderful information." He added, "Brazil as a country is poised to grow and grow to its true potential. As economy is going global so as the Brasilian geospatial industry would require to have more global outlook and increase its interaction with international geospatial community in order to learn and participate in global geospatial industry."
Dr. Eduardo Pereira Nunes said, “Currently, there is an increase in the demand for geospatial databases, applications and services, to respond to global issues like climate change, natural disasters, food crises, combating epidemics and pandemics, and issues related to peace, security and assistance humanitarian. All these issues require strong support of geospatial information on a global scale. Nunes added, "Actions geared towards the development of geo-technology in Brazil and Latin America are in agreement with the proposal of the Latin American Geospatial Forum, because we need to integrate geospatial knowledge to the economic agenda and sustainable development of nations. Therefore, the Latin American Geospatial Forum will offer a great opportunity to know the state of the art technologies in the field of geospatial information, we invite stakeholders from various areas to build a dialogue to develop and strengthen the geospatial community in Latin America"
“Rio de Janeiro will host, on the next 5 years, very important international events, such as Rio + 20 (2012), World Cup 2014, Olympic Games 2016 among others. This is a very special moment to increase our knowledge on the geospatial field, as this technology is strategic in planning and managing solutions e resourses to reach our goal”, said Fernando Cavallieri.
About Latin American Geospatial Forum
The Latin American Geospatial Forum is scheduled for 17-19 August, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference would highlight the need for firmly placing ‘geospatial knowledge’ at the heart of economic and development agenda of the nation. The conference, which will include plenary and keynote sessions, symposia, seminars, workshops, technical sessions, technology shows and a state-of-the-art exhibition, would bring all stakeholders in the geospatial domain: government, academia, researchers, students, and the industry – onto one platform to come forward and share their learning and experiences with each other and rest of the world; and enter into meaningful dialogue towards development and strengthening of geospatial industry in Latin America.
About GIS Development
GIS Development is a premier media organisation working to promote and propagate the usage of geospatial technologies in various areas of development for the community at large. GIS Development has been associated with this industry for more than 13 years now, to promote the Geospatial industry, provide a platform for advocacy and lobbying for Geospatial Industry and create awareness on Geospatial