The above conference was organized by AARSE together with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Ethiopian Mapping Agency and took place from 25 to 29 October. It brought together more than 400 participants from all over the African continent as well as other international experts. Participation ranged from senior scientists and PhD students to government officials and private company representatives.
Map Africa 2010, which will be held on 23- 25 November 2010 at Cape Town aims to look into many aspects of this technology in building the continent and highlight the significant role that geospatial technologies hold in serving the various building blocks of a nation/continent. The conference intends to provide a unique forum for like-minded people to discuss on the latest offerings of geospatial technologies and how it contributes for social, economic and political development of Africa.