New Delhi, India, August 12, 2008 – GIS Development is pleased to announce the Media Partnership with Vector1 Media for Map World Forum. GIS Development is a Global Geospatial Media company that organizes the biennial Mega Conference - Map World Forum that is considered a must-attend forgeospatial professionals worldwide. The upcoming conference is scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. Vector1Media.com is an online media that promotes spatial design for a sustainable tomorrow.

“Vector1 Media is delighted to be a media sponsor of the Map World Forum, particularly given this year’s theme and its alignment to our mission of promoting spatial design for a sustainable tomorrow,” said Matt Ball, Co-founder and Editor, Vector1 Media. “Our aim is to push the enhancement of the geospatial tool set, with greater analysis and visualization capabilities, for increasingly better stewardship of our planet. This event aligns beautifully with our mission.”

Welcoming the partnership, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development, Sanjay Kumar commented, “I am pleased to have Vector1 Media.com as a Media Partner for Map World Forum. The media is doing innovative work to promote use of geospatial technologies for economically sustainable living and it seems natural for us to partner with them as Map World Forum too aims to achieve similar objectives. I am confident participation by Vector1 Media will add enormous value to the conference and benefit the delegates as well.”

Map World Forum is being organised by GIS Development under the patronage of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Major International Societies supporting Map World Forum include the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Open Geospatial Consortium(OGC) and International Cartographic Association (ICA). Map World Forum will also be promoted across the globe by the other media partners Directions Media, GIM International, ASM Newsletter, and GEOInformatics.

This year’s Map World Forum will include high-profile keynote remarks, guest lectures and plenary speeches addressing important issues and challenges facing the globe. The Technical programme of the Forum will include 9 sub themes for Plenary Addresses, 4 Vertical Theme Based Symposia, 6 Seminars, 4 Forums, a Summit on Navigation and Positioning technology, 15 Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions,Technology Shows, User Meets, Social Programmes and state-of-the-art exhibition spread across an area of 3500 sq. mtrs.