Specialists from the Directorate General of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) under the (NCSI) will speak on key developments and projects in the field of spatial data at the fourth edition of the Oman Geospatial Forum scheduled from 10-11 April 2017 in Muscat. The forum is jointly organized by the National Survey Authority Oman and Geospatial Media and Communications, under the theme Geosmart Empowering Economic Development. Hassan Alghazali, the Director General of NSDI, will speak on the national framework designed to make Oman a Geosmart nation, at the inaugural session.
How NSDI can support the economic development of the Sultanate will be the focus of the speech by Saud Al-Nofli, the Director of Spatial Data at NCSI, while Majid AlBusaidi, the NSDI Section Head (Technology & Operations) will explore the major Geosmart initiatives launched in Oman. NSDI Technical Specialist Sharif Al-Hussein will give an outline of the GeoSpatial Mobile Apps Framework that has been developed by the NSDI team. Finally, Ahmed Naji Sabri, GeoSpatial Database Specialist at NSDI, will speak on Oman's National GeoSpatial Database and Standards.
The forum aims to highlight latest trends in geospatial domain, with special focus on spatial analytics, business intelligence, digital engineering, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, and explore their potential in enhancing economic value and development for the nation. National and international experts will speak on various topics such as geospatial trends and systems that integrate and embed geospatial information into business processes and workflows of industries across oil and gas, defence and national security, disaster management, infrastructure, telecom and local governance, among others. An exhibition will also be held as part of the forum, where leading global players in the geospatial field will showcase latest technologies and solutions.
The ONSDI (Oman National Spatial Data Infrastructure) department under NCSI works to provide a framework for geo-spatial standards, policies, institutional arrangements, and technology infrastructure that are necessary to coordinate, facilitate, and support the sharing and utilisation of geospatial information across multiple government organisations.