Imagery & Remote Sensing Forum

Imagery and Remote sensing technologies have been a core foundations of GIS technology. Today, the use of imagery extends from users who just need to view imagery as a background in an application to those that need to perform advanced analysis. Imagery is being used to create valuable information products across a spectrum of industries ranging from agriculture, forestry, disaster management, oil & gas to urban planning.

With the advancement in remote sensing technologies, new innovations like sensors, use of drones, UAVs for remote sensing, the accessibility and use of high-resolution imagery has grown significantly. In addition, satellites and sensors are collecting new data, adding to a continuous collection effort—a time series of observations about our planet. This poses significant challenges for agencies who need to manage the data and are mandated to make it accessible. For user organizations, it is essential to keep up with rapid changes in the imagery data while justifying the ROI from it.

Traditionally, GIS professionals have performed image processing and GIS analysis as separate processes, but technology evolution and emerging trends are driving the need for convergence of GIS and Imagery into one integrated process. The value of imagery can be substantially increased if the imagery is integrated into complete workflows and quickly accessible within many different applications.

At Esri India’s Imagery & Remote Sensing Forum, you will get a close look at capture and mapping technologies using imaging, LiDAR, 3D, Drone Technology, and multidimensional analysis and modelling to solve organizational challenges. You will discover new innovations that enhance use of big data and take advantage of the opportunity to share, learn, and network with Industry thought leaders. Gather new ideas for your organization on improving workflows, collaboration, and decision making.

Who should attend

All users working with imagery, remote sensing and GIS should attend. Some of the industry segments are as listed below:

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Disaster Management
  • Climate Change / Environment Management
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Urban Planning
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Remote Sensing Centres
  • Education Institutes
  • Mapping Agencies
  • Defence Organizations

Why Attend

The Pre-conference seminar will provide you an opportunity to learn from technical experts on:

  • How imagery is core to GIS?
  • Benefits from the integrated GIS and imagery capabilities.
  • How remotely sensed information is making an impact across all industries, enabling decision-makers to see the world, find the patterns, and share results with others?
  • Learning about solutions for enterprise imagery management, imagery and raster data and advanced image processing and analysis.
  • Creating information centric workflows for the collection, management, processing and exploitation of geospatial information, including imagery.

Agenda at glance

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Opening & Welcome Address by Mr. Vijay Kumar, Vice President & Head of Technology, Esri India
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Imagery: Its Evolution and map of the future by Dr. Paolo Pasquali, Technical Director, Sarmap SA
10:45 AM – 11:10 AM
Trends in Imagery Technology & Advanced Imagery Tools by Ms. Cherie Muleh, HARRIS
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
Keynote Address by Sh. Uday Raj, General Manager RRSC – South and Associate Program Director, Space applications, ISRO
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM TEA BREAK
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Imagery Analytics: Big Data and Raster by Mr. Mansour Raad, Big Data Advocate & Senior Software Architect, Esri Inc.
12:30 PM – 01:00 PM  User Speak by Dr. V K Sehgal, IARI
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM 
Microwave and Radar Image Processing by Dr. Paolo Pasquali, Technical Director, Sarmap SA
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM LUNCH
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM Mapping the Multi-Dimensional World – Esri India / WEDOSKY
03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Application areas: Different Applications or Case Studies – Esri India & HARRIS
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Extending Image Processing Capabilities – Esri India
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM
Imagery for Surveillance – Esri India
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM
Q&A and closing
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM

Key Speakers

Dr. Paolo Pasquali

Dr. Paolo Pasquali

Technical Director

Sarmap SA

Uday Raj

Uday Raj

General Manager



Cherie Muleh

Harris Corporation