In cooperation with: AHK TunisOrganized by:German GeoConsultants Group (3G)
Anything can be described by its physical properties and its geographic location. The main geo-location data sources are: surveying data aerial & satellite images, laser-scanning Resulting in digital data and hardcopy maps navigation systems, Google Earth, Bing Maps, etc. for consumers Digital GIS data is the main source for infrastructure planning and management in any developed country. The improvement in quality and availability of geospatial data is a key element to the development of emerging nations. Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 2
The Current Situation: Historically, geospatial data was “secret”, before Google Earth and Bing Maps made it available to everybody with a connection to the internet. Mostly ‘data islands’ exist at government agencies, generally without networking or sharing data. Existing data often exists on paper only, is outdated and/or incomplete. The combination of Geographic Sciences with Information Technology is not established in schools and University education Geospatial data is necessary for all infrastructure planning, but also to provide basic services to the public, such as car navigation data. Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 3
The Result: The geospatial private sector is underdeveloped, thousands of qualified jobs are missing from the economy. The public and administration is not aware of the fundamental importance of geospatial data. The general infrastructure can only be improved, if modern, geospatial management tools are used for new planning, construction and maintenance.
3G is a joint venture between a core team of international and local partners. We think globally and act locally to serve our clients with an international best-practice approach, providing knowledge in all areas of geospatial engineering. Our group structure is flexible enough to serve both large government clients and small private industry. Together with our clients, we determine the best consulting and services approach and maximize their benefits from geospatial technology and projects. Above all, our focus as consultants is on best-practice, quality, honesty and vendor independency in the solutions which we recommend and help to implement. Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 5
For commercial operations, 3G and our partners have clientsin Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, such as government authorities,private companies and the oil industry. 3G offers commercial consulting, training, project specifications and data services for: – Satellite Images – Digital Photo flights & LIDAR Terrain Mapping – 3D City Modeling – DGPS Ground Surveying – DTM and Orthophoto Production, GIS Data Capture Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 6
The German GeoConsultants Group organizes the GCT conference series in Tunis to assist in the development of the geospatial industry and market in the in the North African region and beyond. We are aiming to bring international companies, their experience and technical know-how to the region with the annual GCT conferences. North Africa stands to benefit from geospatial data and services in many ways, especially through much improved infrastructure planning, management and maintenance processes, the resulting cost savings, improved services to its citizens and the large number of direct and related jobs created through this key geospatial data and services industry (return to previous slide) More information is provided at www.gct-tunisia.com Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 9
The AGSI initiative has the objective to build local geospatial capacity, both in terms of practical, technical skills and for the management of geospatial projects in North Africa. With the support of the Tunisian Ministry of IT and Telecommunications Technology and a broad-based alliance of international, geospatial companies, European and regional universities and international geospatial organizations, the AGSI operations will commence in mid-2013 with the planned opening of the first AGSI training center in Tunis. At this time (October 2012), the AGSI is supported institutionally by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA). At the InterGeo congress in Hannover, the AGSI was officially started as a non-profit society and organization on October 11, 2012. As an inclusive, non-partisan & non-profit organization, the AGSI is focused at building geospatial capacity and will be instrumental to create professional, geospatial employment in North Africa. Geospatial Conference Tunisia (GCT 2013) Slide 11