Annual Central Asia GIS Conference -
"GEOINFORMATION FOR LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT"
May 2-3, 2012 - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives. Continued success of this development depends on cooperation across disciplines, open information policies and a highly educated workforce. 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. The main objectives of this English language conference are to bring together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners in the Central Asian countries and encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS education.
Proceedings now available for DOWNLOAD
2012, GISCA is focused on the theme of "Geoinformation for Land and Resource Management" - facilitated by GIScience as a conceptual foundation, Geoinformatics as a methodology and GIS as software are powerful instruments for linking information from different sources by location. This is exactly what is needed to manage our land and natural resources, and to assess interactions with natural, technical and social factors. Additional key themes of the conference are:
Prof. Dr. A.A. Abdykalykov (Chair) - Rector KSUCTA
Prof.Dr. E.K. Boronbaev - Vice-Rector KSUCTA
Prof. Dr. N.J. Madanbekov - Vice-Rector KSUCTA
Dr. Nitin Tripathi - Assoc. Prof., Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok (Thailand)
Dr. A.B. Nazarkulova - Docent, Geodesy and GeoInformatics Department, KSUCTA
Prof. Dr. Gernot Paulus - School of Geoinformation, UAS Carinthia (Austria)
Mariana Belgiu, MSc - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for GIScience
Andrew Smith, MSc - Nokia: Location & Commerce (New Zealand)
Dr. Almaz Orozumbekov - Head of Centre for the Innovative Technologies in Agriculture, Kyrgyz National Agrarian University
Dr. A.U. Chymyrov (Secretary) - Head of Geodesy and GeoInformatics Department, KSUCTA