This year's GIS-in-Central-Asia conference is returning to Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan: on May 2/3 the Central Asian Geoinformatics community again will get together for this annual conference, which has become a regional must-attend event since its inception in 2005.
The Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture is serving as a venue, supported by the Austria - Central Asia Centre for GIScience. One major topical focus will be on land and resource management, complemented by a range of applied themes and technology-centered presentations.
The entire conference week will serve as a summer school and teacher training event for the Tempus "GEM" project, supporting the development of Geoinformatics MSc programs across Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Training will include GIS software, data acquisition technologies as well as analytical methods.
GISCA 2012 invites presentations in paper, poster and tutorial formats - see gisca12.aca-giscience.org!