October 24 - 27, 2010    Al Ain , Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Geospatial information systems are widely used by government, corporates and people, thorugh the aviailability of web based GIS applications such as Google Earth. They are also however, at the heart of modern military, civil defence and emergency management services. By enabling extensive analysis they can support critical decision making by providing the right information to the right place at the right time.

Despite their massive potential, geospatial information systems tend to generally be under utilised in the region. This is mainly because of the sheer complexity and volume of the data and the lack of trained professionals needed to operate them. Furthermore, not all data captured is effectively utilised into the system, which could tremendously increase its purpose and usability. GIS systems provide tremendous opportunity for greater capabilities if these key issues are properly addressed.

This is what our brand new GIS for National Security, Defence & Emergency Management conference will address by building on the key findings from our highly sucessful Geospatial Intelligence Middle East Conference in Bahrain. The programme will look into how geospatial intelligence is used by the defense, emergency management and civil defense sectors to safeguard national security. Key regional and international speakers will share their ideas and knowledge on how to realise the full potential of GIS and also cover the latest technologies and development in geospatial systems.


Location: Le Royal Meridien Hotel Abu Dhabi
Contact Sheikh Khalifa St. Al Ain , United Arab Emirates

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