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Spatial Data Infrastructures Middle East

17 June, 2013 - 19 June, 2013, Amman, Jordan

Building a fully interoperable and spatially enabled government through the development and maintenance of Spatial Data Infrastructures

Geographic information plays a key role for any government, whether it is urban-, transport-, security- or environmental development. In the Middle East the expansion of geographic information systems and their functions have been on a rapid growth.

Over the past decade, governments have realised the need to be able to access and use the vast amounts of data collected on a daily basis. Whilst individual departments or agencies posses the tools to analyse, utilise and disseminate information, this can leave gaps at a governmental or even national level.

Spatial Data Infrastructures Middle East offers you a platform that puts the essential technologies, policies and institutional arrangements in place, to bring together geographic and spatial intelligence. Creating a unified information infrastructure accessible to multiple users.

Benefits of attending:

  • Explore Geographic Information Systems and how your specific organisation can benefit from a unified and achievable plan
  • Discuss future SDI development plans with senior Government decision makers
  • Discover end-users' GIS and geospatial requirements and solutions being considered
  • Find out the challenges faced in building an SDI and how to overcome them
  • Hear about how government department interoperability can be improved through the development of an SDI
  • Learn about the latest technologies available and which is the best fit for your SDI plans

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Venue & Accommodation

Sheraton Amman Al-Nabil
5th circle,  840064
11184, Jordan
Phone: (962)(6) 593 4111 
Fax: (962)(6) 593 4222 

Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee. Please contact Ajay Bhatia at SNTTA Travel & Tours LLC for travel and accommodation requests, quoting the name of the conference and dates of travel:
Tel: +971 4 282 9000, Fax: +971 4 282 9988

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Mosa'b Hawarey, Head of Civil Engineering Department, Jadara University, Irbid
  • Brigadier General. Dr. Eng. Awni Mohd Kasawneh, Director General, Royal Jordanian Geographic Center
  • Dr. Khalid A. Rahman Al–Haidan, Director of GIS Directorate, Central Informatics Organization, Bahrain
  • Dr. Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey
  • Dr. Carl Reed, CTO, Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Mike Jackson, Emeritus Professor for Geospatial Science, Nottingham Geospatial Institute
  • Ashraf Mahadin, Director, IT & Archiving Department, CIO, e-government Unit, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan
  • Waheed Ahmed Hadi, Director, Topographic Survey Directorate Survey and Land Registration Bureau, Bahrain
  • Brig. Dr. R. Siva Kumar, CEO, NSDI, India
  • Iman Zaki Abdel Hamid, Minister's Advisor for Urban Planning, Ministry of Municipal Affairs MoMA
  • Ali Nouh, Head of GIS, National Centre for Security and Crisis Management, Jordan
  • Safa Mazahreh, Head of GIS, National Centre for Agriculture Research and Extension, Jordan
  • Dr. Ali Abdullah Mansor Aldosari, Professor of GIS / Secretary General, Saudi Geographer Society, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmad Ashour, Head of GIS Directorate, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Jordan
  • Safa Al-Zoubi, Head of GIS Division, Department of Statistics, Jordan
  • Dr. Omar Al-Emam, Board Member and Space Technology Advisor, Arab Science and Technology Foundation
  • Dr. Mohammed S. Alfarhan, Assistant Professor, Oil & Gas Research Institute King Abdulaziz City for Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia


Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
17 June, 2013
19 June, 2013
Sheraton Amman Al-Nabil


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