Presentation on theme: "GeoSpatial Technology: The role of the University Dr. Oualid (Walid) Ben Ali Founder and Director of the GIS center H.o.D of the MIS Department University."— Presentation transcript:
GeoSpatial Technology: The role of the University Dr. Oualid (Walid) Ben Ali Founder and Director of the GIS center H.o.D of the MIS Department University of Sharjah UAE
GeoSpatial Driven economy: Personal experience Real time Patrol car allocation: Save time, money, and lives Early fog notification system using GeoSpatial technology and mobile technology Sustainable development: Save the environment and the planet Etc.
GeoSpatial Driven economy We save time We save money We save lives We save the whole planet GeoSpayial in everything GeoSpatial technology is a REVOLUTION A competitive advantage before is becoming a necessity now.
Hurdles on the road Lack of awareness Lack of capacity Lack of trained staff Lack of cooperation Etc.
The role of the University : University-Community relationship Community University Community entities GeoSpatial need
Organizing a GeoSpatial events Organizing GeoSpatial events such as workshops, symposiums, workshops, conferences, etc.
Recruitment and placement Arrange the recruitment between the University and the GeoSpatial Community
Contacting the GeoSpatial community We are working on the creation of a GeoBook (like facebook) which collect and put in contact hundred of experts in GeoSpatial Technology: Online forums and conferences about GeoSpatial Technology
University-Community relationship Community University Community entities GeoSpatial need
Another role of the Academia The research, in order to tackle the future challenges of the GeoSpatial Technology
Conclusion It start from the University, or even before
Thank you Contact: – Dr. Oualid (Walid) Ben Ali: Head of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department, University of Sharjah – Founder and Director of the GIS Center of the University of Sharjah – Email: Oali@sharjah.ac.aeOali@sharjah.ac.ae – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com – Website: www.walidali.netwww.walidali.net