Map World Forum welcomes ERDAS as Corporate Partner

April 18, 2008 New Delhi, India: GIS Development, the organisers of Map World Forum are pleased to announce the participation of ERDAS Inc. as a Corporate Partner for the Forum. The four-day conference, which is scheduled for February 10 – 13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India is going to be the biggest global confluence of geospatial technologists and the technology users. The theme for the Forum is “Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Planet Earth” that will set the stage for some of the brightest minds and experienced professionals to come together to discuss and deliberate on issues related to use of Geospatial Technologies for creating a greener and sustainable Planet Earth.

"We are proud to be a part of Map World Forum, a significant event supporting the rapid growth of geospatial information technology worldwide," said Bob Morris, President & CEO, ERDAS, Inc. "Committed to the development of the geospatial community globally, ERDAS continues to build customized and localized geospatial solutions meeting customer needs."

Sanjay Kumar, CEO, GIS Development said, “It is a pleasure to have the participation of ERDAS Inc. at Map World Forum. ERDAS is dedicated to providing quality earth imagery data to businesses for multiple purposes. Through their participation, the delegates of the Forum will have access to the latest available data-gathering technologies to be used for making positive changes and developments to create a more sustainable Planet.”

Map World Forum has already gained support from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as the Principal Government Partner and Rolta India as the Principal Industry Partner. It also has support from GIM International, ASM newsletter and Directions magazine as the media partners and FIG, ISPRS, GITA and OGC as Affiliate Partners.

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GIS Development promotes and propagates the usage of Geographic Information Science, Technology and Applications in various areas of development, worldwide and Asia in particular. It assists community and government in developing their productivity, policies and management capabilities by facilitating knowledge transfer in the domain of geographic information. It fosters the growing network of those interested in geo-informatics and encourages the exchange of scientific know-how through its key platforms: Magazines, Portal, Conferences and Training.