Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing in the Pacific)
Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations. Shallow water bathymetry derived from satellite imagery, forest function maps to identify areas for to be protected, areas identified for developments in flood zones are some of the applications where the development of GIS/RS in the region have been applied in various sectors.
The 2015 Pacific GIS\RS User Conference will be held at the USP Japan ICT Auditorium, Suva, Fiji and the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Bridging Information Gaps by Creating Smarter Maps.’