The Proceedings volume of the 7th Central Asia GIS Conference "Connected Regions: Societies, Economies and Environments", May 2-3, 2013, KazNU, Almaty, now is published and available for download at http://tinyurl.com/GISCA13 . Print hardcopy is available on request from ACA*GIScience, KSUCTA, Maldybaeva Str. 34 "b", Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan or at KazNU, Al-Farabi avenue 71, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
This publication now has evolved into an annual review and 'yearbook' of GIS research and applications across Central Asia. The GISCA conference series is providing a platform for researchers and educators from different countries to get together, exchange experiences, and develop plans for future initiatives.
Thanks are due to all authors and reviewers working diligently on good quality papers, the editorial team and the conference organisers for facilitating the overall framework, and to Trimble for making this publication possible through their sponsorship!