Meetings — MapIndia 2003
Map India Conference 2003 — an International Partnership
NCRST and the Centre for Spatial Database Management &
Solutions (CSDMS) are co-organizing the Transportation
track of the CSDMS
The Transportation track is designed to be
- a forum for presentation of recent research, with paper presentations
and workshops, and
- an opportunity to identify areas of potential cooperation in research,
and implementation of RS/GIS in transportation
- the beginning of a long-term cooperative research agenda.
We invite participation by academics, government agencies, and commercial
vendors. This web page will be updated
frequently. Sign up to receive updates on major developments:
There will be scientific paper sessions,
a panel session, instructional workshops and
commercial exhibits. Methodological areas of
interest are GIS and remote sensing, broadly defined.
Application areas include but are not limited to the
The Transportation track will consist
- Transportation infrastructure management
- Transportation security and critical infrastructure protection
- Traffic dynamics and optimization
- Transportation and the environment
- Pre-conference workshops: GIS/RS applications
in transportation (Jan 27-28) ...
- One-day spotlight (Jan 31): "[GIS and Remote Sensing
for] Transportation Planning and Management," and other events associated
with this (TBA) ...
How to Participate
Registration for all categories
below is handled at the
1. Presenting a paper (Spotlight on Transportation, Jan 31)
papers on the technical subject areas above. Each
paper is to be prepared as
Assume electronic media in all cases. See
Call for Papers
- a 1000-word extended abstract, due by October 15
- a 20 minute presentation
- a 3000-word text for the proceedings, due by December 15.
2. Organizing a Training Workshop (Jan 27-28)
are interested in running a training workshop, please
provide a title and description as soon as possible, and
no later than October 15.
3. Attending a Training Workshop (Jan 27-28)
4. Commercial exhibits
two forums available to vendors: booth space at the exhibit,
and a “commercial show” (dedicated spotlight time on the program,
suited to product launches, etc). Please contact us asap if
you're interested in either option ... contact information below.
Recap of MapIndia.org Links
Other Useful Links
GIS/RS/Transportation in India
Important Travel Information for Visitors to India
The U.S. State Department has lifted an earlier travel advisory on India.
As world events unfold, the organizers will make every reasonable
attempt to adhere to the conference schedule, but acknowledge
that developments may prevent intending participants
from attending the conference. Partial refunds of registration fees
may be allowed: check the
policy on cancellation charges. Please be aware of
advisories issued by your government regarding travel to south
Asia. The following web sites may be helpful:
Getting to and around India
Airfares range from $1500 to $5000 for the same
economy seat, depending on the airline and more so on the travel
agent. If there is enough interest, we may be able to arrange
group fares in the $1200 range, probably on Singapore Airlines. Please
contact us asap if you're interested.
Late January is a perfect time to visit India, with
night/day temperatures in the 10/25°C range. Sunday January 26 is
Republic Day, at which you can expect to see spectacular parades and
perhaps a display of military hardware in New Delhi.
We are in touch with a group that organizes guided
tours geared to intellectuals, with articulate and stimulating tour
guides, e.g. depending on the destination, you could meet a real
maharaja. This would require a sufficiently large group. Please
contact us asap if you're interested.
Plan your own travels around India:
USA/Canada: Val Noronha <
India: Sanjay Kumar <
> Tel: +91-120-4500811 (D) 4502180-87
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