Embarking on its first initiative to present Indian industry’s experience as strategic, high-value technology partner of global players, AGI organised a one day India Geospatial Summit on 7th May 2014. The Indian Ambassador to Switzerland, His Excellency Mr. M K Lokesh, in his inaugural address commended the efforts of AGI for bringing together the Indian Geospatial Industry as a cohesive unit and showcasing the value, competencies and capabilities presented by Indian Companies to global market that include Europe, Middle East, Africa, US and BRIC countries, enabling them to forge long term sustainable relationships.
Mr. Rajesh Mathur, President AGI delivered Keynote Address where he shared the evolution of Indian Geospatial Industry in its journey of over 20 years from a niche technology domain to now a mainstream technology and solutions partner. He also highlighted that IndianGeospatial industry has moved up the value chain over the yearsglobally and that Indian companies are today delivering successful large scale flagship programs of various government departments both in India as well as overseas.
Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India in his valedictory address spoke about the expertise of Indian Geospatial Industry and how government of India has leveraged this industry expertise in delivering world class citizen services. The event was also attended by the Surveyor General of India Dr. Swarna Subba Rao as well as other dignitaries from Government of India.
The AGI India Pavilion at the event exhibited the unified strength of the Indian Geospatial Industry with companies such as ADCC Infocad Pvt. Ltd., IIC Technologies Ltd., Infotech Enterprises, NIIT-GIS Ltd., and Tricad Design Consultants Private Ltd. showcasing their offerings to the global diaspora.
AGI, apart from addressing the international market are closely engaged with key ministries and departments of Government of India such as Ministry of Power, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Department of Science and Technology in advising them on implementation of their large scale geospatial projects in their flagship programs such as R-APDRP, NLRMP, IWMP, NHDP and National GIS.
About Association of Geospatial Technologies (AGI)
Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) is a professional association of geospatial companies in India incorporated as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.. AGI has been formed with an objective to serve and pursue the common concerns of geospatial technology in the field of policy advocacy, capacity building, model code of conduct, and business practices operating in India. AGI aims to serve as a single platform to bring together the concerns and challenges of Indian geospatial industry and thereby steer the industry towards a growth path. It is a non-profit organisation working towards promotion and propagation of Geospatial technologies for the benefit of society at large.
The primary objectives of AGI are to address common concerns and interests of the Indian geospatial industry and represent the same with other stakeholders of geospatial community including governments at Centre and State levels, academia and other industry bodies like FICCI, CII, Institution of Engineers, etc.
AGI act as an advisor to the various government departments on effective and successful implementation of geospatial technologies in their respective sector.AGI brings out newsletters and encourage the exchange of scientific know-how and industry related information. It also organizes seminars and workshops on geospatial and related technologies and its applications at national and international levels.