Mapping & Imagery Forum

GIS today is the backbone of major mission critical applications such as economic development, research, natural resources management, safety, and national security.

As GIS is becoming pervasive, the value of the geospatial information (such as GIS data and imagery) is becoming more widely recognized, customers are demanding more sophisticated products and greater & quicker access to the data. Customers are demanding more content, want to integrate data from multiple sources, integrate spatial data with non-spatial data and expect data currency, on-demand accessibility, and application-ready formats. In addition, with the advancement in remote sensing technologies, innovations in sensors, use of drones, UAVs for remote sensing, the accessibility and use of high-resolution data and imagery has grown significantly. Satellites and sensors are collecting new data, adding to a continuous collection effort — a time series of observations about our planet.

Similarly, a huge demand is surging in mapping community to improve the quality and value of geospatial output by automating processes through standardization, repeatability, and configuration of the production processes. This presents significant challenges for agencies (such as national mapping agencies and remote sensing centres) with a mandate to manage the data and making it accessible.

At Esri India’s Mapping & Imagery forum, get a close look at innovations driving capture and mapping technologies, their impact, and how agencies need to adapt to the new paradigm.  Gather new ideas for your organization on improving workflows, collaboration, and decision-making.

Why attend

The forum will provide you an opportunity to learn from experts on:

  • How to streamline your production to collect once and create multiple products?
  • Benefits from the integrated GIS and imagery capabilities.
  • Creating information centric workflows for the collection, management, processing and exploitation of geospatial information, including imagery.
  • 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?
  • Developing a greater understanding of the essential information and technology that agencies need to underpin their foundational geospatial datasets.
  • How to serve your information to anyone, anywhere, anytime?

Who should attend

  • National mapping organizations responsible for mapping, imagery, statistics, surveying, cadastre, and land administration
  • Remote Sensing Centres
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Defence organizations
  • Mining
  • Climate Change / Environment Management
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Urban Planning
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Education Institutes
  • Disaster Management

Proposed Agenda


Session Topics

09:30 am – 01:00 pm

Attend UC Plenary

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm – 02:05 pm

Opening & Welcome

02:05 pm – 02:20 pm

Geospatial Technology Vision for Mapping and Imagery: The Changing Paradigm – Mr. Vishal Anand, Esri India

02.20 pm – 03.00 pm

Trends in Mapping & Imagery Technology – Mr. Krishna Rao, Esri India

03:00 pm – 03:15 pm

User Keynote Address - Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal, Director – Geology, Geological Survey of India (GSI)

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm

Imagery Session & Raster Analysis – Mr. Partha Ghosh & Mr. Pugal, Esri India

03.45 pm – 04.15 pm

Tea Break

04:15 pm – 04.30 pm

User Address – Dr. A K Pathak, Scientist F, Botanical Survey of India

04:30 pm – 05:00 pm

Trends in Mapping & Imagery Technology (Contd...) – Mr. Krishna Rao, Esri India

05:00 pm – 05:15 pm

User Address - Mr. Parag Dhakate, Conservator of Forest, Western Circle

05:15 pm – 05.30 pm

Open Forum - Discussions & QA session