Mexico – new region, new opportunities
Conference “From imagery to map: digital photogrammetric technologies” has been held for more than 10 years, and every year its geography covers new countries. This year participants were surprised again. We chose Mexico as the venue. For the first time such a prestigious forum was held in Latin America; that shows great interest in this region and its perspectives in the development of geoinformation technologies.
One of the main objectives of the conference is to demonstrate the most advanced geoinformational solutions. It is well known that the global exchange of information and technologies is neededfor successful development. To stay within one’s geographical and technological boards means to lag behind in development, not to face new challenges, and not to see actual current users’ demands.
Latin American countries are actively developing. Possessing huge territories, they face a number of problems in the field of tropical forest monitoring, research of archeological sites that are difficult to access, and cadastre tasks solving. All of these problems require extensive use of remote sensing data and effective, economic technologies of their processing.
To hold the conference in new place means to widen the list of participants, learn about new technologies, and open prospective markets of geoinformation technologies. Specialists of many countries face the same tasks as their colleagues from Latin America; that’s why collective discussions of their solutions were useful for all participants of the conference.
We thank all our colleagues, friends, and partners for participating in the conference, and we look forward to seeing you again!