The origin of Dubai Municipality was founded in 1954, commencing its activities with a cadre of seven employees undertaking simple tasks in cleaning the city. The first decree establishing the Municipality was on February 28, 1957, whereby 23 municipal council members had been appointed from the elders of the country and traders with limited powers, the most important of which was to take care of health and architectural affairs of the city as well as to organize construction and beautification of the city and provide constructive suggestions to the government. Dubai Municipality is regarded as one of the largest governmental institutions in terms of services rendered and projects executed. Thus the municipality is the leading driver of growth and evolution of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai Municipality is the custodian of geospatial data for the Emirate of Dubai and has been instrumental in ensuring the application of these technologies across various government departments in Dubai. The Municipality also organizes the GIS and Remote Sensing Annual Scientific Forum (GRASF) in association with the Middle East Geospatial Forum. The Forum, which is held every year in Dubai, has quickly become the most sought after congregation of geospatial professionals in the region and addresses various challenges faced by the technology implementers from across the region
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The Congress is divided into multiple sessions of various types. To actively participate (as a presenter) you must submit a contribution to the one of the following sessions:
TECHNICAL & THEME SESSIONS
The Scientific Program of the Congress will offer a wide range of topics, which are incorporated in the present orientations of the ISPRS Technical Commissions and all their Working Groups.
Theme Sessions will present bridging themes between/among WGs.
ISPRS cooperates with other organizations and they organize together so called Special Sessions (SpS). These sessions will enhance a range of potential applications of our knowledge and will spread our achievements to the member of our sister organizations.
On Sunday 17 July, there will be oral and interactive sessions organized by ISPRS Student Consortium. The students who are currently working on their graduate, master and PhD. studies are welcome to attend.
All registrants at the ISPRS Congress may nominate a software system or a data set for the contest. In principle, all tutorials, software or data sets nominated for CATCON contest should be non-commercial and should be provided to users without license charges for not-for-profit use.
MAPPING AND CADASTRAL AGENCY FORUM
ISPRS together with United Nations Initiation on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will organize the first ISPRS â€” UN-GGIM National Mapping and Cadastral Agency Forum. One of the strategy goals of ISPRS is to provide a better forum for National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies to discuss their scientific and technical issues in mapping.
SPACE AGENCY FORUM
ISPRS together with the International Academy of Astronautics will organize the first ISPRS-IAA Space Agency Forum. The Forum provides an ideal platform for Space Agencies for mutual discussions with one of the main community of users of space imagery and scientific community that supports it.
ISPRS encourages companies to organize Exhibitorâ€™s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions to present the latest development of their societies to the ISPRS Congress participants.
Half-day or one-day tutorials will take place before the Congress (11 and 12 July). These tutorials are prepared for Congress participants to bring their knowledge up to date or to be introduced to new developments.
Summer school before the Congress will focus among other topics mainly on: LIDAR Measurements and Free softrware for GIS and remote sensing. All Summer school participants must have an accepted paper at the Congress.
The Congress offers social activities every evening such as Welcome Reception, Exhibitorsâ€™ Reception, Congress Dinner and more.
For young scientist special social program will be prepared like Young Scientists Ice-Breaker Party, Soccer match and more.
Various optional and technical tours will be offered.
General Information Final program
The main purpose of the Student Consortium is to link students, young researches and professionals in different countries and provide a platform for exchange of information, to organize student specific events and other actions that integrate youth effectively into ISPRS.
Youth activities will start with Summer school before the Congress, followed by Youth Forum during the Congress. â€śYouth Forumâ€ť Best posters and papers will be awarded during the General Assembly. To strengthen the interaction among young scientists special social program for young scientists will be organized.More info
ISPRS recognizes individual accomplishments through the sponsorship of awards and honors which are granted at each quadrennial Congress. Nominations for deserving candidates for awards are welcome and may be made by individuals or organizations in due time.More info