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Learn, Network & Discover at GIS Fest 2022

GISfest is a conference bringing together geospatial professionals and enthusiasts in Africa and beyond to discuss geospatial technologies and its applications in numerous industries.

This event is primed to put a spotlight on geospatial technology with respect to modern tools and innovation. This 2 days event will feature workshops, presentations, panel discussions, hackathons and will provide a good way to connect with community members from all over Africa. If you are a Geospatial enthusiasts, students, engineer, analysts, technician, developer, manager or you use geospatial data and/or technology then GISfest is for YOU!

Conference Dates

11 – 12 November 2022

Conference Format

Virtual

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Submit an Abstract

GISfest is a conference bringing together geospatial professionals and enthusiasts in Africa and beyond to discuss geospatial technologies and it applications in numerous industries. This event is primed to put a spotlight on geospatial technology with respect to modern tools and innovation. We aspire to organize GISfest with a wide range of trending topics that will put a spotlight on innovation and inspire participants to gather ideas for their own use-cases.

This 2 days event will feature workshops, presentations, panel discussions, hackathons and will provide a good way to connect with community members from all over Africa.

Tracks

We are accepting abstract submission for the following tracks: (More details below)

  • Geospatial Development (GeoDev)
  • Spatial Analytics
  • Geo AI
  • Cloud Computing
  • Geospatial Innovation

Submission Types

  • Workshop (1hr)
  • Talk (25 mins, 5 mins Q&A)

WorkShops

We are looking for workshop focused on the following areas:

  • Geodev – WebGIS / Python/JavaScript etc.
  • Spatial Analytics – Methodologies / UAV data processing etc.
  • Geo AI – Machine learning, Deep learning etc.
  • Cloud Computing – GEE / Cloud platform etc.

Talks

Share Innovative/Enterprise use case of geospatial technology/Innovative solution integrating geospatial technology. For this session, we want to focus on Geo-Innovation.

We are looking for startup and enterprise in the following (but not limited) sectors:

  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Fintech and Blockchain technology
  • Ocean conservation and Management
  • Security and Defense
  • Utility Distribution
  • Retail and e-commerce
  • Health
  • Emergency Management
  • Climate change and Green transitioning
  • Urban planning and Smart City
  • Oil, Gas, and Solid Minerals
  • Resource Allocation (Population and Social Safety Net Initiatives)
  • Food Security, Forestry, and Agriculture
  • Telecommunication
  • Waste Management

Visit the official GIS-Fest web-page here for more information ~ https://www.gisfest.org/

About the Author

KUMBIRAI MATINGO

Kumbirai is a freelance GIS Analyst and GIS Developer with innovative skills and interests in spatial epidemiology, Web-based GIS applications for sustainability, Space technology, Exploration, and Inclusive and Digital Land Information Systems all towards the attainment and achievement of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

He is also a true believer of the power of location and geospatial intelligence to CHANGE THE WORLD in making it better for us ALL.

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