Bulgaria celebrates World GIS Day with an online conference

Bulgaria celebrates World GIS Day with an online conference
Date: (17-11-2021)

How GIS technologies can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Green Deal - the answer comes from the country′s largest GIS forum

 

 

Sofia, November 5, 2021 – On November 17, on the occasion of the World Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, an online conference will be held, where leading international and Bulgarian experts will present the latest developments, solutions and good practices in the field of Geospatial Technologies and their application in various spheres.

 

The main focus of the forum′s program will be the use of GIS for sustainable development and in particular to support the implementation of the Green Deal. Chris Steenmans, Head of Data and Information Services at the European Environment Agency, will take part in this session to show the agency′s vision of the role and importance of geo-dissemination data and technology for the Green Deal. The leading international expert will present Europe′s progress towards the green transition and how GIS can help move towards a sustainable Europe.

 

Among the international speakers who will take part in the World GIS Day in Bulgaria is Stephen Keppel, co-founder of the UN Sustainable Development Data Alliance and President of the PVBLIC Foundation, who will demonstrate the application of GIS to create hubs, better cooperation and coordination towards achieving the UN′s sustainable development goals.

 

A special panel of the forum will include good practices in the use of GIS technologies and implemented systems by leading organizations in Bulgaria, including the Ministry of Environment and Water, Sofiaplan, Overgas and others. Traditionally, the online forum will feature live demonstrations of the latest capabilities of GIS technologies for cadaster, environment, utilities, health, security and public order, agriculture, local government, territorial development, transport, e-management and others.

 

As part of the celebration of GIS Day in Bulgaria, Esri Bulgaria - the official host and organizer of the event for the country, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science is helding the first National educational competition for stories with digital maps entitled "Digital stories from school and university“: https://teach-with-gis-bulgaria-esribulgaria.hub.arcgis.com/pages/storymap-contest.  The winners of this competition will be announced within the online forum.

 

 "For more than 20 years, we at ESRI Bulgaria, together with our partners, have been developing and validating the World GIS Day in our country, providing a platform for the exchange of experience, good practices and ideas on how the achievements of GIS technologies can be applied effectively in different areas ", commented Evgenia Karadjova, Manager of ESRI Bulgaria. She also added:" Today, the challenges before us are greater than ever - from the climate, through healthcare to energy and the economy. Faced with these challenges, together with more than 70 countries, on November 17 we will mark World GIS Day, showing how Geospatial Technologies help us fight for a better and more sustainable world for us, people, and the world as whole. Today, time demands that we work in cooperation in the field of GIS, in support of society and for a better future. "

 

More information about the event can be found at: https://esribulgaria.com.

 

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About Esri Bulgaria

Esri Bulgaria is a leader in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with more than 25 years of experience in the Bulgarian market. Established in 1995, the company is the exclusive representative of Esri for the country. Esri Bulgaria implements strategic GIS projects on a national scale in various areas of the economy, including cadaster, environment, engineering infrastructure, security, healthcare, agriculture, education and others. The company is the official organizer of the World GIS Day in the country. ESRI Bulgaria is a partner of Bulgarian education and science and a member of authoritative Bulgarian and international organizations. Visit us at: www.esribulgaria.com.

 

About Esri

Esri, the world leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), online maps, analysis, location and mapping services, helps its customers use the full potential of their data to improve their operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in California, USA, today, Esri software products are implemented in over 350,000 organizations worldwide and in more than 200,000 institutions in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including many companies which are part of Fortune 500, government agencies, NGOs and universities. Esri has a strong regional network of offices, distributors and partners who support the work of customers locally in over than 100 countries on six continents. With its innovative approach to geospatial information technology, Esri designs the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and complex analysis. More information you can visit: www.esri.com.

 

Media contact

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Tel.: +359 888 915 930

E-mail: k.kuzmanova@esribulgaria.com



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