• GIS Development strives to promote and propagate the usage of geospatial technologies in various areas of development for the community at large. It remains dedicated to foster the growing network of those interested in geo-informatics worldwide and Asia in particular. Through its activities, it assists community and government in developing their capabilities, and policies and facilitate knowledge transfer to grassroots and strengthen the productivity and management capabilities.
  • Geospatial Media & Communications works to initiate a new era of industrialisation of geospatial technology by raising the profile and expanding the horizons of geospatial industry worldwide. It enables the transfer of the value of geospatial technology for the benefit of the world population and for the sustainable development of the planet.
  • Geospatial Media & Communications, through its publications and conferences, creates awareness about geospatial technology; connects the stakeholders; advocates for the right policy environment; and provides an ideal platform for business development activities.

Evolution :

  • GIS began as an effort to automate maps and in particular manage urban assets and facilities in the 1950's and 1960's. The 'Cheyenne Project' initiated in the 1960s by the then Public Service of Colorado, USA, is a major milestone for geospatial industry. This led to a variety of start-up consultancies for implementing Automated Mapping/Facilities Management, or 'AM/FM technology'. However, parallel initiatives in different government departments making use of GIS technology for land administration and natural resources were also on. Late 1960s saw the emergence of Esri and Intergraph.