ESRI India joins Map World Forum as Corporate Sponsor

New Delhi, India - December 17, 2008 - GIS Development, as the organizer of the upcoming Map World Forum is pleased to announce ESRI India as a Corporate Partner for the conference. Scheduled for February 10 - 13, 2009 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India, Map World Forum is expected to be the largest consortium of geospatial professionals and technology users in the world. It is expected to be attended by more than 2000 professionals from across the globe with a programme agenda focusing on ways geospatial technologies can be used to create a sustainable planet Earth.

“It’s our privilege to be a part of Map World Forum; a congregation of global geospatial community gathered at a single forum, networking & sharing knowledge”, said Rajesh C. Mathur, President ESRI India. “Indeed this forum is going to leverage the GIS professionals to a new era of GIS technology and solutions, we ESRI India as a corporate sponsor will definitely add value to the objective of the forum.”

Expressing his pleasure at the collaboration, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Development, the organisers of the forum said, “We are indeed pleased to welcome ESRI India on board as a Corporate Sponsor of Map World Forum. With the extensive technical experience and expertise that ESRI India brings with it, we are confident it will add immense value to the conference. It has always been our endevour to provide the best networking and collaboration opportunities to our partners and delegates, and ESRI India’s participation will surely help in achieving this aim.”

About Map World Forum

Map World Forum is a global confluence of geospatial experts and technology users. This biennial conference is being organised by GIS Development on February 10 - 13, 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India. It is organized under the patronage of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 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), Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) and International Cartographic Association (ICA). Map World Forum will also be promoted across the globe by the media partners Directions Media, GIM International, ASM Newsletter, Vector1 Media 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, 3 Vertical Theme Based Symposia, 8 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.

About ESRI India

ESRI India (NIIT GIS Limited), is a ISO certified GIS Solutions company that endeavors to provide end-to-end GIS based solutions ranging from software products, application development, training, data conversion and technical support. ESRI India (NIIT GIS Limited) today enjoys market leadership in the field of GIS with largest installation base across different vertical segments in India, Nepal and Bhutan. ESRI India was formed in 1996 as a joint venture between ESRI Inc. (US) and NIIT Technologies (India). USA based ESRI Inc. is the world leader in GIS Mapping and Solutions company and produces and markets the famous ArcGIS package. NIIT Technologies is one of India's leading IT companies which started with IT education in 1981 and has since diversified into other aspects of software including development, marketing and support. NIIT GIS Limited is a subsidiary of NIIT Technologies and is headquartered in New Delhi, India and operates through multiple Sales and Support offices in India, US and Singapore.

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