Sunday, May 15, 2011

First time at KazNU: Annual Central Asia GIS Conference

Geoinformatics: Managing Environment, Resources and Risk – GISCA‘2011
May 19-20, 2011 - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives. The continued success of the development of ‚GIS Applications‘ is built upon cooperation across disciplines, scientiests and countries. Conference presentations demonstrate advanced applications across Central Asia, complemented by contributions from European scientists.

The GISCA series of conferences aims at building a Central Asian network of GIS professionals supporting the sustained development of this region into an environmentally friendly, secure and prosperous society. This year’s conference topics emphasize disaster and risk management through geospatial methods and technologies, a particularly timely and important theme considering the exposure and vulnerability of Central Asian countries to a variety of risks.

GISCA‘2011 is bringing top scientists to KazNU, the pre-conference workshop programme offers an outstanding learning opportunity for young teachers and researchers. Again the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet ( is supporting the event, demonstrating the value of KazNU’s membership in this international network managed by Austrian scientists. Details about the conference and the two-day lecture programme are available from