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June 10, 2008
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Map Asia 2008 is proud to announce the Inaugural, Plenary, Keynote and Seminar Speakers who will address the august gathering at the conference.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 10, 2008 – Map Asia 2008 is proud to announce the Inaugural, Plenary, Keynote and Seminar Speakers who would address the august gathering at the conference. The Seventh Annual Asian Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Information, Technology and Applications, scheduled for August 18 – 20, 2008 at the famous Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, will be a grand event with participation from the leading industry representatives and government agencies from the Asia Pacific region. Map Asia 2008 will also witness a large number of participants from the academic and research community, who will contribute to knowledge generation and information sharing in a big way.

As of date, Map Asia 2008 has confirmations from the following world renowned speakers:

Inaugural Speakers

Y.B. Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas - Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Governmentof Malaysia

Prof. Said Irandoust – President, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Suresh Prabhu – Member of Parliament, Government of India

Prof. William Cartwright – President, International Cartographic Association, Australia Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ian Williamson – Professor of Surveying and Land Information School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Marc Tremblay – Vice President, Commercial Business Unit, DigitalGlobe, USA

Soh Kheng Peng – Chief Surveyor, Singapore Land Authority, Singapore

William Meehan – Utility Solutions Director, ESRI, USA

Robert Morris – Chief Executive Officer, ERDAS, USA

Dato’ Sr Dr. Abdul Kadir bin Taib – Deputy Director General, Department of Surveying and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), Malaysia

Seminar Keynote Speakers

Prof. Josef Strobl – Director, Centre for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Ian Williamson – Professor of Surveying and Land Information School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Raj Singh – Director Interoperability Programmes, Open Geospatial Consortium, USA

Seminar Speakers

William Davenhall – Global Manager Health and Human Service Solutions, ESRI, USA

Jonathan Pollack – Senior Vice President Military and Home Lands Security, GeoDecisions, USA

Diony A. Ventura - Administrator, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), Philippines

Bebas Purnawan – Head, Centre of Network System and Spatial Data Standard Division, The National Coordination Agency for Surveys & Mapping (BAKOSURTANAL), Indonesia

Sharing his views on the impressive line of Map Asia 2008 speakers, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of GIS Development, the organizers of the conference said, “On behalf of GIS Development, I welcome all our esteemed Speakers of Map Asia 2008. As experts in their respective domains, these eminent speakers will contribute immensely to advancing the knowledge of the participating delegates and contribute to discussions and deliberations around the conference theme (Spatially Enabled Government)which is set to be one of the emerging applications of geospatial technologies in the coming years.”

Map Asia 2008 will host a grandiose exhibition in parallel to the conference, which will host a congregation of key vendors with an eminent focus on Asian market and its growing economy. The exhibition would span over an area of more then 1800 sq m. The exhibition hall will have the latest state-of-the-art facilities conducive to the requirements standards of the national and international organizations participating in the Exhibition.

The conference has gained the support of DigitalGlobe and ESRI as the Platinum Sponsors, Hewlett Packard as the Gold Sponsor and SuperGeo as the Silver Sponsor. It is also being promoted by its mediapartners – ASM, Geo Connexion, International Journal of Geo-Informatics and GIM International.

To learn more about GIS Development go to www.gisdevelopment.net/.

To learn more about Map Asia go to www.mapasia.org/.

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