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June 26th, 2008
GIM International Partners with GIS Development for Map World Forum

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PR – GIS Development, the organisers of Map World Forum – the second biennial conference and exhibition for the global geospatial fraternity, is pleased to announce the tie up with GIM International as media partners for the Forum. Map World Forum is scheduled for February 10 – 13, 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India. This is the second consequent time the two media houses have come together for such a partnership in order to popularise use of and expand the scope of Geospatial technology. GIS Development is a knowledge based company that aims to promote and propogate use of geospatial technology and GIM International is a Netherlands based global magazine for geomatics published by the Reed Business group. Reed Business – Geo is an international publishing house with more than 20 years experience in providing information to professionals active worldwide in the survey and mapping fields of Geomatics, Hydrography and Navigation.

Expressing his pleasure at the partnership, Durk Haarsma, Publisher GIM
International said, “GIM International is happy to be media partner of
the Map World Forum. Map World Forum is one of the best networking
events in the geospatial business. It hosts a lot of good speakers, the
exhibition is top-of-the-bill and the organisation is well-done. Map
World Forum is an event decision-makers of the world should visit, it’s
worthwhile because of all the opportunities to meet with other
high-profile professionals from the business. GIM International
certainly will be in Hyderabad and hopes to meet you there!”

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development welcomed the tie
up by stating, “It is indeed good to have GIM International on board
Map World Forum. They provide excellent coverage of geospatial
technology to all readers and I am sure partnering with them will
result in mutual benefits for both of us, in terms of reaching out to a
global audience and bringing to them innovative solutions to the
burning issues on everyone’s minds these days – creating a sustainable
planet Earth.”

The theme for the Forum this year is ‘Geospatial Technology for
Sustainable Planet Earth’. With this theme, Map World Forum will go
beyond speeches and discussions to find practical ways to protect the
Earth and improve people’s lives. Map World Forum is being organised
under the patronage of the Government of India’s Department of Science
and Technology, and has gained support from major International
Geospatial Societies including the International Federation of
Surveyors (FIG), Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA),
the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Rolta India is supporting the
Forum as the Principal Industry Partner while DigitalGlobe, Erdas and
Speck Systems have joined hands as Corporate Partners.

The technical programme of the Forum will include high-profile keynote
remarks, guest lectures and plenary speeches addressing important
issues and challenges facing the globe.  There will also be four
seminars, four theme-based symposia, three forums, as well as various
technical sessions and workshops. In addition, there will be panel
discussions, technology shows, user meets and social programmes.
State-of-the-art technologies and applications will be showcased
throughout the 3000-square-metre grand exhibition hall, which will be
central to the Forum.

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