GIS Development, the organizer of Map Africa and other international geospatial conferences, is broadening what has been originally a GIS conference by including vertically focussed seminars and symposia. This year Map Africa, which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, includes
* Symposium on Geospatial for Utility and Infrastructure
* Symposium on Geospatial for Land Management
* Seminar Geospatial for Emergency Management
* Seminar Geospatial for Mining and Exploration
The conference starts Tuesday (today). The Geospatial for Utility and Infrastructure Symposium, which takes place Thursday, will be a day long symposium with ten speakers presenting on geospatial applications for infrastructure related topics including town planning, land valuation, roads and highways, electric power, and water and waste water.