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Fiji presents case at UN techno forum

Ioane Burese
Thursday, February 21, 2013

FIJI'S pursuit for the advancement in geospatial information technology was recently presented at the UN High Level Forum in Doha, Qatar.

A government statement said geospatial was an approach to applying statistical analysis and informational techniques to data with geographical aspects.

Such analysis would employ software capable of processing geographic data sets.

Minister for Agriculture, Forest, Fisheries, Provincial Development and Disaster Management, Colonel Inia Seruiratu, made the presentation to members of the forum in the presence of the Emir of the State of Qatar and the people of Qatar.

Col. Seruiratu thanked the UN Statistics Division for giving Fiji the opportunity to offer a statement on the importance of geospatial information.

"In Fiji, the evolution of technology is at a pace more in line with the rate of development though there are demands for more advancement in the face of global demands and in technology know-how," Col Seruiratu said.

He told the forum geospatial information was one of the most interesting fields Fiji was advancing into.

"Interesting because it implies the technology that incorporates land surveying, hydrographic surveying, GIS, satellite, remote sensing, cartography, photogrammetric and other methods of acquiring data and information of the earth and its resources," Col. Seruiratu said.

He told the UN High Level Forum in Doha that Fiji and the Pacific had challenges in this field and would need quality and dynamic data to provide solutions allowing more proactive rather than reactive approaches.





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