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GIS/RS Conference in Vanuatu postponed to 2021

The annual Pacific Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing Conference that was scheduled to happen in Vanuatu has been postponed to early 2021.

Wolf Forstreuter from South Pacific Community informatics in Fiji who has been part of organising the event from the start, mentioned on social media.

The Pacific GIS/RS User Conference was suppose to run for 4 days at Warwick Le Lagon in Port Vila with over 60 presentations centered on GIS and Remote Sensing while day 5 is reserved for workshops and discussion.

It provides a platform where 3 types of participants being GIS/RS users from governments, utilities and private enterprises, scientists and researchers, GIS/RS companies providing hardware, software, data and other services meet and interact.

The Pacific GIS & Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC) was established to oversee the activities of the Pacific Islands GIS & RS User Conference, the largest Pacific GIS regional conference held annually.

The Council was established in 2017, and is completely run by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Wolf mentioned there might be an intermediate virtual Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference.

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