The GIC of Mexico presented the use of EGNSS in relation to land use planning
The Galileo Information Centre was present last April at the fifth Ibero-American Congress: Geospatial Sciences and Territorial Intelligence, digital strategies for Territorial Planning.
The 5th Ibero-American Congress was held from March 31 to April 2 and was organized by the Association of Mexican Colleges of Topographical Engineers A.C. (ACOMITAC) in collaboration with the College of Geodetic Surveying Engineers of the state of Jalisco A.C. (CITGEJ). It was held in a hybrid way, both on-site and virtual, under the slogan “Geospatial Sciences and Territorial Intelligence, digital strategies for Territorial Planning“.
The main objective of this year’s event was the presentation of a wide variety of works developed by institutions, companies, universities or independent professionals, linked to the theme of the congress. The Galileo Information Center for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, financed by the european community, was present at the congress venue in Puerto Vallarta, developing activities to promote the EGNSS programs, in particular Galileo, for the general and specialised public (topography, geomatics, etc.).
On Saturday, April 2, a keynote speech “The European Global Navigation Satellite System – Galileo” was given by Dr. Alberto Ramirez, a member of the Galileo Information Center team. This very successful talk focused on highlighting the differentiating factors of Galileo and the applications and market segments that benefit from the use of this system, providing great added value.
Once presentation was over, the general public posed a few questions to Dr. Alberto Ramirez amongst these there stood up the ones related to aspect such as the use of Galileo in surveying and monitoring of bridges. In the same way, precision is one of the great needs expressed in the congress. Participants from higher education institutions expressed their interest in attending courses and/or seminars on applications and benefits of the Galileo system in order to be trained and then be able to tackle theoretical and applied research based on Galileo data and other constellations.
Once again, participation in this event allowed the GIC to promote European Global Navigation Satellite Systems and gave it great visibility to the public in the region. By participating in this meeting, the GIC made available to the public first-hand technical information on one of the star programs of the European Union: the Galileo programme.