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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The sessions during the seminar covered crucial subjects including enhanced situational awareness for combat, smart cantonments, GIS and logistics, cyber security and LIDAR.
4. 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.