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1-3 July 2014: AfricaGEO 2014 Conference & Exhibition, Cape Town

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1-3 July 2014: AfricaGEO 2014 Conference & Exhibition, Cape Town
The AfricaGEO 2014 Conference & Exhibition will be held at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 1st July to 3rd July 2014. The conference aims at facilitating interaction, discussion, collaboration and capacity building amongst the participants. It will provide a platform to share the latest developments in the industry of surveying and geo-information (including remote sensing and aerial imagery) and the very pressing issue of sustainable development. The conference will also promote and showcase the latest products and services the industry has to offer.

This conference will attract top decision makers from government and private sector to prospective users, academics, vendors, policy makers and representatives of various national and international organizations working in the arena of the Geomatics industry and technology.

A series of plenary and parallel technical sessions as well as panel discussions will be scheduled throughout the three day conference.  The official language of the conference will be English.

The conference theme is ‘Developing Geomatics for Africa’, with an emphasis on the development of Geomatics (as an industry / technology) in the African context. This implies technological and social advancement of the industry to suit the needs of Africa and bolster development that is appropriate to Africa. The range of topics covered in the conference will include Surveying, Remote Sensing, Geo-Information Science (GISc) and Development Planning and Land Tenure. The topics will span the multiple disciplines within the Geomatics industry.

AfricaGEO is being organized by South African Geomatics Associations, and enjoys the full support of; PLATO, SAGI, GISSA, the Hydrographic Society of South Africa, the Institute of Mining Surveyors of South Africa, the Association of Aircraft Survey Companies and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.

This will be the second AfricaGEO Conference and Exhibition and it will build on the proud tradition of the Conference of Southern African Surveyors (CONSAS), a conference that first started in 1961.
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