UNIGIS was invited to contribute to the 31st Annual conference of the Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) organised from 15th to 17th October, 2011 in Chandigarh, India (http://www.incaindia.org/).
Dr. Shahnawaz was speaking on the "Dynamic Cartography for efficient Disaster Management", illustrating how highly qualified individuals are key to leveraging the potential of GIS in these (and other!) application domains.
During the opening session, Prof. Josef Strobl was invited to deliver the prestigious 'Professor S. P. Chatterjee Memorial Lecture' which is organised once every three years. Prof. Strobl discussed concepts around "Map Interfaces for Disaster Management" and demonstrated how GIScience and participative online GI services play significant roles in disaster management planning and action.
At a booth in the exhibit area, attendees had the opportunity to explore UNIGIS postgraduate study options in India, including the Universities of Madras, Goa and Panjab University at Chandigarh.