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GIS specialist urged to find ways to foster geospatial solutions

November 27, 2017 3:55 am

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specialists from around the region have been urged to work together to discover innovative ways that can promote geospatial solutions.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya, while officiating at the Pacific Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing conference in Suva today.

Koya says given Fiji needs to utilize the available resources to share information on mapping and geographical information.

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“Given the wide spread of our small population over vast areas and oceans, it is sometimes difficult for image data providers, software providers and hardware providers to visit users in remote islands, Therefore, coming together under one roof, such as at this annual Conference, provides a nexus point for buyers and sellers to also converge and discuss ideas.”

Koya adds the field of GIS and Remote Sensing is critical for our island nations, development and growth, particularly in a climate uncertain world.

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