Fiji minister urges industry to embrace geospatial technology

Fiji's Minister for Lands, Mere Vuniwaqa, stressed the importance of using geospatial technology in urban and regional planning, as well as climate change and green growth, as the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Vuniwaqa commented on the potential uses space-based technology could have in the management and strategic decision making in various areas that are relevant for development. According to her, geospatial technology could be of great usefulness for sectors such as agriculture, disaster management, land management, public utility management, town and regional planning and tax collection as well as elections.

The declarations were made during the first high level Geospatial Information Management Conference. The conference aimed at propagate and promote the use of geospatial technology in the developmental projects of the country.