Current and authoritative data is critical to decision making and achieving peace, prosperity and the achievement of sustainable development aspirations in Afghanistan. Remote sensing plays a critical role in this process, where it is sometimes difficult to collect current, reliable and authoritative data. In recognition of this the Afghanistan National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), which is also the facilitator of the National Geo-Informatics Centre (NGIC) program, is sponsoring a “Remote Sensing Discovery Day” Seminar. The seminar will introduce the audience to both the essential principles and practices of remote sensing as well as the state of the art in application of the technology to a wide range of relevant topics such as urban planning, agriculture, mining and others. The Seminar is to be introduced by several Ministers and is to be attended by over 100 individual representing 50+ stakeholders from government, universities and the private sector.
The event is supported by Digital Globe, the premium global supplier of high-resolution imagery and the GPC Group, a full spectrum consulting firm focused on “GeoSmart Solutions that Matter” and the authorized reseller for Digital Globe in Afghanistan. The GPC Group has been involved in geospatial and related matters in Afghanistan for over 10 years, most recently in 2017 working with the Office of the President in developing recommendations for the NGIC which were presented to and accepted by the Afghanistan President and Cabinet in late 2017. GPC is currently working with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing in the preparation of design and implementation plan for a national Urban Information Management System (UMIS).
For more information about the Seminar, please visit explore.digitalglobe.com/afghanistan2018