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IGRSM to host 8th geospatial, remote sensing conference


The 8th annual Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing will be held April 13–14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, supporting organizer Science & Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE)announced in a news release. The conference, themed “Geospatial on the Go,” is aimed at disseminating knowledge and sharing expertise in geospatial sciences in all aspects of applications. It also aims to build linkages between local and international professionals in this field with industries, STRIDE said.

Highlights of the conference include keynote presentations: “Next-Generation Remote Sensing With Micro-Satellite” by Yukihiro Takahashi, Ph.D., director of Hokkaido University’s Space Mission Centre in Japan; and “The Rise of Small UAVs Applications: Opportunities and Challenges” by Reza Ehsani, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center in the U.S.

Other presentations will cover technology trends, infrastructure and urban planning, land use, land cover mapping, disaster management and environmental monitoring.

Awards for best paper and best student paper will be presented during the conference’s closing ceremony.

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