Map India 2003 Call for Papers

Map India 2003 is the 6th annual international conference and exhibition on geographic information technologies like GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing. Though it primarily serves to Indian geographic community, however, over a period of time it has attracted considerable international participation. It provides platform for collaboration between India and rest of the world. Geographic information has been of utmost importance amongst all forms of information, which are critical towards planning and development of a nation. Maps play a pivotal role in a nation’s overall development and its strength can be assessed to a large extent on the basis of its geographic information generation infrastructure and ability to use it effectively at various levels.

Theme of Map India 2003 is “g-Readiness ”. In order to understand the growth and advancement of a nation, it is important to measure and analyse the status of “g-Readiness” of the country. Geographic information generation, availability, accessibility, policy framework and utilisation by organizations and citizens, form the core parameters to measure the g-Readiness of a country.

Keynote Speeches:
Internet GIS
Mobile Mapping
Digital Photogrammetry
High Resolution Imaging
Customer Relation Management
Location Based Services

NSDI Status and future development
Water Resource
Transport Planning and Management
Municipal GIS

Technical Sessions:
Environmental Planning
Disaster Management
Mineral Resources
Coastal Zone Management
Social GIS
Defence & Security
Global Positioning System
Internet GIS
Rural Development
Business Geographics
Forest & Biodiversity

Call For Papers:
Papers are invited on the above-mentioned themes and others falling within the scope of the conference. We look forward for presentations and contributions of individuals from Government, Industry and Academia.

Guidelines for Authors:
Authors are requested to send extended abstracts of their paper or presentations. Extended Abstracts can be submitted electronically via EMAIL in MS Word format or through post on a neatly typed A4 size paper. The extended abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. The extended abstracts should be around 1000 words. After evaluation by the Technical Committee the authors would be asked to send their full papers. The word limit for full Papers is around 3000 words and can be accompanied by not more than 4 Pictures/illustrations/figures.

Extended abstracts should include the following information:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Author(s) Affiliation
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Fax number
  • Abstract Text
  • Author(s) Photograph and a brief Bio data
Important Dates
  • Last date of Submission of Extended Abstracts 15 October 2002
  • Last date of Submission for Full Paper 15 December 2002
  • Last date of Submission for Posters 31 December 2002
  • Conference Dates 28 - 31 January 2003
Training Programme on GPS 27 - 28 January, 2003

Training Programme on Transportation Planning & Management 27 - 28 January, 2003

Training Programme on Mobile Mapping 27 - 28 January, 2003

Training Programme on GIS Policy 28 January, 2003

An integral part of Map India 2003 is the Exhibition on GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, Aerial Photography and related technologies. Over 1500 visitors are expected visit the exhibition to explore the potential of this technology, allowing an opportunity for exhibitors to develop markets and promote their products and services. Entry to the exhibition is free but by invitation only. Passes will be provided to Exhibitors well in time, for their distribution.

Commercial Show
Map India 2003 will provide a unique opportunity for vendors to introduce companies, products and services or to showcase their technological expertise and solutions to a targeted segment. This is an excellent opportunity for overseas companies to tap the fastest growing market for GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing in this part of the world for which separate halls will be available at an additional cost. The organisers will provide adequate promotion to the programme by including it in the programme schedule and making regular announcements.