Monday, October 12, 2009
Workshop on Advanced Geographical Information System (GIS) and Satellite Information for Development in Asia
Caption: Dr. Rafael Saldaña (center) is shown together with co-participants in the Workshop on Using Advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) and Satellite Information for Development in Asia, 12 October 2009. (From the photo collection of Raffy Saldana, http://raffysaldana.blogspot.com)
WORKSHOP ON USING ADVANCED GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) AND SATELLITE INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA
Cabinet Office of the Goverment of Japan
University of Tokyo
Asian Development Bank (ADB), and
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
at ADB HQ Auditorium A
Metro Manila, Philippines
on 12 October 2009 (Monday)
The rapid technological progress of next-generation geographical information system (NEX-GIS) and satellite technology has presented unlimited and unique opportunities in development projects. For example, surveying and remote sensing by Next-GIS and satellites can drastically reduce risks, costs and human hardships in conducting feasible studies of, designing, and implementing large and complicated projects, projects requiring integration of resources, projects in conflict-zones, and environmentally sensitive projects.
Top researchers, experts and practicioners on GIS and satellites from Japan, and other partners such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), shared their state-of-the-art technology and experiences. They discussed with ADB experts on how the technology would be used in facilitating the implementation of ADB projects in fields. The workshop will benefited all, including those who are engaged in project preparation, implementation and evaluation.