Regional Leaders and GIS Professionals Find Geospatial Solutions at ESRI Middle East & North Africa User Conference

Redlands, California - December 18 — Taking place for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman, the ESRI Middle East & North Africa User Conference (MEAUC), held October 29–31, 2007, provided a collaborative forum for both new and advanced users of geospatial technology. Jack Dangermond, ESRI president, and high-level delegates from Oman, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attested to the value of geographic information system (GIS) technology before regional leaders and professionals.

Following Dangermond's Keynote Address, regional leaders in industries ranging from town planning to rural affairs shared their thoughts on the significance of GIS software. The 10th annual MEAUC was held under the patronage of H.E. Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council in Oman.

During his presentation, Macki stressed that GIS would play a vital role in the future of the Middle East and North Africa, providing information management and key planning tools. Like the rest of the region, Oman is developing swiftly; tourism increased more than 50 percent in three years. In some areas, major changes in land use are being driven by sweeping industrialization. Macki also emphasized that Oman has faced challenges in the past due to its limited mapping and geographic data resources. GIS can be used to support Oman's plans for the future, said Macki.

"This year's conference provided an opportunity for the region's leaders, professionals, and GIS users to discover and explore GIS solutions together," said Dangermond. "For individuals to travel to and participate in this event shows a deep commitment to finding and developing solutions that will better our world."

Hosted by ESRI Muscat CO LLC and Khatib & Alami and Partners, MEAUC drew close to 500 professionals from more than 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Held at the seaside Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, the conference gave attendees the opportunity to hear user presentations, participate in technical workshops, see an array of exhibitors' products and services, pose questions to ESRI experts, and receive awards for achievements such as best user paper. ArcGIS software tips and tricks, as well as ESRI products on the horizon, were also discussed. The Map Gallery and Advanced Cartography workshop provided further insight on the power of maps in solving problems and addressing issues. The gala barbecue dinner was held overlooking the Gulf of Oman, where visitors could network and socialize in a relaxed setting.

To learn more about the 2007 MEAUC, visit www.meauc.com. For information about the next MEAUC, to be hosted in conjunction with the 2008 ESRI European User Conference, visit www.esriuk.com/emea2008.


About ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide, including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.


Press Information:

Allyson Lawson
ESRI
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2337
E-mail: Email Contact



Review Article Be the first to review this article
Harris

Airbus

Featured Video
Jobs
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
Upcoming Events
RoboUniverse San Diego at San Diego CA - Dec 14 - 15, 2016
DGI 2017 at QEII Centre London United Kingdom - Jan 23 - 25, 2017
Geospatial World Forum 2017 Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Center P.O Bag 1101, Cyberabad Post Office Hyderabad Telangana India - Jan 23 - 25, 2017
Trimble
Teledyne Optech
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy