7th FIG Regional Conference - Vietnam
Spatial Data Serving People: Land Governance and the Environment - Building the Capacity
On behalf of the Viet Nam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR), I am pleased to announce that FIG's board of leadership has kindly granted Ha Noi the honour of being the venue for the 7th FIG Regional Conference, 19-22, October, 2009. This is the very first time Viet Nam was chosen to host an international conference for FIG and we are wholeheartedly commited to making the event a success and ensuring each delegate's utmost satisfaction during the time of the conference.
Viet Nam has been carrying out its Renovation Process 'Doi Moi' and also industrialization - modernization cause on the basis of developing the market economy since 1986. Within the space of 10 years, between 1990 and 2000, Vietnamese surveyors worked to the utmost of its ability towards technological modernisation: a complete transform from analog to digital generation in surveying and mapping technology. Ever since, Viet Nam has developed its own National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) based on digital topographic data base at the scale 1/50,000 and cadastral data base covering the whole country, including the National Permanent GPS network and SPOT5 receiving station.
The NSDI of Viet Nam has been effectively serving the control of natural resources exploitation, the environment protection and the forecast of natural disasters and consequences of climate changes. Moreover, the NSDI of Viet Nam plays a vital role in bridging the information gap between the Government and its citizen, pushing for administrative reform and protecting people's rights and benefits towards lands. Hence, the theme of this conference has been carefully selected to reflect the topic of Spatial Data Serving People: Land Governance and the Environment - Building the Capacity. We believe that this theme is especially relevant to the tasks of surveyors in this day and age when humankind is closer to each other than ever, working together towards a sustainable development and ensuring our Earth is everlasting green.
|Event starts:||Monday 19 October 2009|
|Event ends:||Thursday 22 October 2009|
|Venue:||National Conference Centre|
|City where event takes place:||Hanoi|
|Country where event takes place:||Vietnam|
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