Welcome to Middle East Geospatial Forum 2016

Since its first ever implementation to offer better, advanced and more organised citizen services a few decades ago, the Middle East has come a long way in terms of the use and applicability of geospatial technology. The last decade has especially been the ‘decade of transformation’ as the rapid advancements in the field saw new applications being developed, which were readily adopted by user organisations in the region in order to make their services smarter and citizen centric. Today, the Middle East region is one of the most advanced users of geospatial technology with most user organisations deploying these technologies at one level of the other.

However, since new advancements in the field continue to take place, it is imperative that there exists a platform where stakeholders from around the globe converge and share their experiences and concerns so that it acts as a catalyst which can further propel the usage and applicability of these technologies. Geospatial Media and Communications (formerly known as GIS Development) is dedicated to raising the profile and expanding the horizons of the global geospatial industry. As part of its efforts to ensure global knowledge sharing amongst geospatial professionals from across the globe and especially across the Middle East region, Geospatial Media and Communications is pleased to announce that the Middle East Geospatial Forum 2016 would be held at Hotel Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai, UAE during 25th to 27th January, 2016.