Geomakani 2016 – Geospatial Technologies Conference - was recently held in Cairo, Egypt. The conference was organized by a local company, Edge Pro – for Information Services.
This year’s conference took place on May the 17th and was held at the Royal Maxim Palace Kiminski in Cairo.
Geomakani is an excellent platform to increase awareness and exposure for Egypt’s geo-spatial experts representing private companies and organizations; however the majority of the private sector comprised of services providers from the Western World. 400+ participants from eleven countries attended the conference.
The programme consisted of three plenary sessions that targeted new technologies and societal benefits including:
- Natural Resources and Infrastructure
- Defense, Security and Intelligence and Lidar
- AR and Optical Sensors
The thematic areas of the conference were Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), Photogrammetry, VHR satellite imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) & Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
Four technical workshops were held prior to the conference highlighting technological themes in the geospatial information arena.
- 3D Geospatial Data Applications and Industries for Decision Making,
- Ground and Airborne Hyperspectral Systems and Riegl LiDAR Technology,
- Airports and Airbases, Ports and Bases, and Facilities and Cantonment Areas, and
- Smart Enterprise GIS Solutions for Utilities
AARSE was invited to attend the conference and was represented by AARSE’s Vice President for Northern Africa - Dr. Islam Abou El-Magd
Dr. El-Magd, spoke of the major role AARSE plays on a continental level, to widen the network of the geospatial information community and the aim to open dialogue between professionals and policy makers alike.