The Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience at the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture, and the Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria are proud to announce the:

4th GIS-in-Central-Asia Conference - GISCA 2010

The main objectives of this 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.

In 2010, GISCA is focused on the main theme of WATER:

  • Life: WATER for drinking and agriculture
  • Risk: WATER posing a threat to settlements
  • Energy: WATER for renewable hydropower
  • Landuse: WATER controlling regional landuse
Particularly due to climate change, increasing pressure on resources, regional conflicts and social dynamics, quality and quantity of water supply are critical factors in developing our societies. GIScience offers an indispensable set of instruments for managing the water cycle.

Additional key themes of the conference are:

  • 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
  • International networking in teaching and use of GIS technologies for Environment and Emergencies