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Geo-Enabling Digital India: ESRI India organises 15thUser Conference

Three day Conference for developers and GIS professionals 

New Delhi, December 10, 2014: Esri India (a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, and Esri Inc.), country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider, is organizing the 15th edition of its flagship event, the ESRI India User Conference (UC) in New Delhi. The conference commenced on 9th December 2014 and will continue till 11th December 2014. With the theme “Geo-Enabling Digital India,” this year’s UC provides insights into the ways GIS technology can be used in realizing the vision of Digital India.

The conference brings together GIS as well as ICT professionals, working across government, defence, academia and industry from different parts of the country. The delegates are being introduced to the applications of GIS, new mapping techniques, latest product features and get to participate in thought provoking sessions on the use of the GIS technology for better citizen engagement and governance.

The forum has over 45 sessions with over 75 speakers; with more than 1000 delegates participating in the conference. Some of the key speakers for the event include: Mr. R S Sharma, Secretary, DeiTY; Mr. R Chandarshekar, President, NASSCOM; Dr. Najammuuddin, Secretary General, IPTI; Mr. Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery,  Esri Inc.; Dr.  (Mrs.) Vandana Sharma, DDG, NIC and Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, SPA Delhi. 

Commenting on the event Agendra Kumar, President, ESRI India said, “The GIS Technology is a key enabler of the Digital India vision outlined by PM Narendra Modi. It has been deployed in India for more than two decades and now forms the core of many mission critical projects in Government.”

The User Conference was preceded by Developers Summit hosted on 9th December, which is a platform for developers and GIS professionals to learn more about the tools and techniques for creating mapping applications or adding maps to their existing apps.

As a part of the conference, this year a dedicated seminar on ‘GIS and Smart Cities’ is being organized on December 11th jointly with the Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI). The seminar will have several sessions to discuss various aspects of a smart city. It would also explore the significance of a centralized information system based on GIS to integrate every facet of a smart city.

Conference concludes with a panel discussion on Geo-enabling Digital India and recognizing users who have done significant work for the betterment of overall society using GIS Technology.

About Esri India

NIIT GIS Ltd. (Esri India) established in 1996, is a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited (NTL), India and Esri Inc., USA.  Esri India is an end-to-end Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) solutions provider and enjoys a leadership position with Esri ArcGIS suite of software and other related products.  Esri India has successfully delivered GIS solutions to more than 5000 customers for applications in Land management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Telecommunications, Urban / Municipal, Transportation, Defense and Natural resources. Esri India is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and has multiple regional offices across India. Visit us at www.esriindia[dot]com.

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