The eleventh edition of Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 was held at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on June 4-5, 2018.
The annual event was organised by GeoSpatial Media and Communication in collaboration with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as co-organisers.
Theme: ‘GeoSpatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’
• The seminar brought together military, security officials including BSF and police forces, government and industry together to assess the latest technology solutions and discuss and deliberate on the critical role of geospatial technology for safety and security.
• The seminar included an exhibition comprising stalls of various technological firms dealing with geospatial technologies.
• The sessions during the seminar covered crucial subjects including enhanced situational awareness for combat, smart cantonments, GIS and logistics, cyber security and LIDAR.
• The seminar also witnessed thought-provoking sessions, which saw learned speakers put forth their unique perspective and insights on the geospatial intelligence community’s role in defeating threats.
• Overall, the sessions and exhibits in the stalls discussed the latest advancements in Geospatial Technologies, which were widely appreciated by all participants.
While addressing the event, Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, who was also the Chief Guest, said that the Armed Forces are the repository of big data and there is a need to record and institutionalize the information and carry out predictive analytics using artificial intelligence.
Rawat stressed on the need for collaboration with industry and academia to automate the Indian Army and emphasised on the need to leverage the various technologies available in the GeoSpatial field to find solutions for the challenges faced by the Indian Army.
The Geospatial Industry has been continuously researching and developing the advancements in the field of technology, integrating with engineering and information & communication technologies to suffice the demand of hardware, software & solutions by security agencies.
Hence, the Geo-Intelligence Asia 2018 event aimed to provide a platform to showcase the innovative applications of the Geospatial technologies.
It also aimed to provide an ideal opportunity for showcasing the latest and updated technology to the new and existing users.
The other main objectives of the event included:
• To discuss how technology will advance and transform future defense and public safety capability and method.
• Build a common understanding of the need for Geospatial technology.
• To arrive at some preliminary conclusions about the capabilities to pursue.