Tuesday, October 13, 2015

International Seminar on GI Technology in Central Asia is held in Urumqi

The "International Seminar on Geoinformation Technology in Central Asia" was held in September 28-30, 2015 in Urumqi, China. This international event was organized by the Society of Surveying and Mapping of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and the Engineering Research Center of Central Asia Geoinformation Development and Utilization of the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

Main topics of the seminar were:

  1. BeiDou satellite navigation and positioning technologies and applications
  2. Technologies and applications on Earth observation satellites
  3. Technologies on emergency surveying and mapping geoinformation security
  4. Smart City and Big Data
  5. Successful experiences in carrying out geomatics projects in Central Asia
  6. Discussion on foreign geomatics policy and staff/faculty training in Central Asian countries
  7. Technology transfer route of Chinese surveying and mapping technologies to Central Asia.

Researchers and professionals from China, Central Asia and other countries have shared successful experiences on different applications of geoinformation, and discussed emerging technologies on surveying, mapping and environmental studies supported by GIS.