Annual Central Asia GIS Conference - 
GISCA 2012


May 2-3, 2012 - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives. Continued success of this development depends on cooperation across disciplines, open information policies and a highly educated workforce. The GISCA series of conferences aims at building a Central Asian network of GIS professionals supporting the sustained development of this region into an environmentally friendly, secure and prosperous society. The main objectives of this English language conference are to bring together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners in the Central Asian countries and encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS education.

 Proceedings now available for DOWNLOAD 

Conference Themes 

2012, GISCA is focused on the theme of "Geoinformation for Land and Resource Management" - facilitated by GIScience as a conceptual foundation, Geoinformatics as a methodology and GIS as software are powerful instruments for linking information from different sources by location. This is exactly what is needed to manage our land and natural resources, and to assess interactions with natural, technical and social factors. Additional key themes of the conference are: 

  • GNSS Technologies for Central Asia
  • GIS for Environmental Management 
  • GIS for Disaster and Emergency Management in Central Asia 
  • Health GIS 
  • Educational programmes in Geoinformatics 
  • Development of Spatial Data Infrastructures 
  • New trends and technologies in GIS&T 

Conference Committee 

Prof. Dr. A.A. Abdykalykov (Chair) - Rector KSUCTA 
Prof. Dr. B. Winklehner – President, Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (Austria) 
Prof. Dr. A.V. Simonov – Head of Department , State Research Institute on Information Technologies and Telecommunications-INFORMIKA (Russia) 
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Tikunov - Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Rüştü Karaman, Gaziosmanpasa University, (Turkey) 
Prof. Dr. Gulnara Nyussupova , Head of Department at Kazakh National University
Prof. Dr. Kerimbay Nurzhan - Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan) 
Ms. Zamira Qodirova – Lecturer, Land Management Department, Tadjik Agrarian University (Tajikistan) 
Odil Akbarov, MSc - Head, Land Tenure Dev'l Centre, TIIM (Uzbekistan) 

Programme Committee 

Academician Prof.Dr. Josef Strobl (Co-chair) - Director Z_GIS, University of Salzburg (Austria)
Prof.Dr. E.K. Boronbaev - Vice-Rector KSUCTA
Prof. Dr. N.J. Madanbekov  - Vice-Rector KSUCTA
Dr. Nitin Tripathi - Assoc. Prof., Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok (Thailand)
Dr. A.B. Nazarkulova - Docent, Geodesy and GeoInformatics Department, KSUCTA
Prof. Dr. Gernot Paulus - School of Geoinformation, UAS Carinthia (Austria) 
Mariana Belgiu, MSc - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for GIScience
Andrew Smith, MSc - Nokia: Location & Commerce (New Zealand)
Dr. Almaz Orozumbekov - Head of Centre for the Innovative Technologies in Agriculture, Kyrgyz National Agrarian University
Dr. A.U. Chymyrov (Secretary) - Head of Geodesy and GeoInformatics Department, KSUCTA