satellite image of Uzbekistan

The Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided the Institute of Geology and Geophysics in Uzbekistan with computer and GIS technology to monitor natural processes that may cause disasters such as earthquakes and landslides.

The GIS and remote sensing technology will enhance the observation activities of the Institute. Researchers have already been trained to work with the new technology. They will be able to recognize changes and developments and use them for forecasting and mitigation of disasters. The Institute will also receive software for... read more

Publishing Date: 07/03/2014


Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives.   Continued success of this development depends on cooperation across disciplines, open information policies and a highly educated workforce.   The GISCA series of conferences aims at building a Central Asian network of GIS professionals supporting the sustained development of this region into an environmentally friendly, secure and prosperous society.  


Following an outbreak of violence that began late in the evening of 10 June in the vicinity of a central hotel in the city of Osh (Kyrgyzstan), the Government of Kyrgyzstan has opened a border crossings to allow civilians to pass into Uzbekistan and six thousand ethnic Uzbeks have crossed the border. In Uzbekistan, a tent camp has been erected while other refugees are occupying schools and other public buildings.

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