Map Middle East

Map Middle East 2005

I’m currently attending the Map Middle East 2005 conference in Dubai, and the fantastic cosmopolitan nature of the city is very much reflected in the GI industry of the Middle East – where the highly skilled and massive capacity GI industry of India meets the high technology free market of Europe and the USA resulting in real innovation. Here is a case when location really does matter, Dubai is in the perfect geographic location.

One of the most impressive products on display is informap’s UAELocator, a low cost consumer based mapping tool similar to MapPoint but with building level mapping – yes every building! and complete high resolution satellite image coverage of the UAE provided by DigitalGlobe.

All for $300 !!

Written and submitted from the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai, using the hotels broadband network.

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