The ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro will be an opportunity to reflect on how the fields of Cartography and Geoinformation Science are becoming more relevant than ever. Without maps we would be "spatially blind". Knowledge about spatial relations and location of objects is extremely important for enabling economic development, managing and administering land, handling disasters and crisis situations or simply to show individuals the best way to get to a specific place. The conference will gather cartography and GI science experts, governmental authorities, commercial cartography representatives, academics and students of Geoinformation (and related fields such as computer science, cognitive sciences or remote sensing), designers and artists, VGI and crowdsourcing activists. To sum it up, it will be an event for all those who are interested in the relevance, the attractiveness and the contemporaneity of maps and cartography! As the world authoritative body for cartography and GI Science, ICA is very pleased that Brazil, one of the most dynamic member states of ICA, is working hard to host the global community of Cartography and GI Science at ICC 2015.
The 9th National GIS Symposium in Saudi Arabia will feature a state-of-the-art exhibit, plenary, keynote, and technical sessions, it will bring all stakeholders in the geospatial domain - academia, researchers, students, and the industry - onto one platform for interaction, sharing and discussion on various topics such as collaboration on technologies and experiences gained. The symposium is intended to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience in geospatial sciences among researchers, practitioners, and professionals within the country and abroad.
Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia