Africa Geospatial Forum postponed due to Ebola outbreak

Nigeria seen from space
Nigeria seen from space
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The Africa Geospatial Forum, scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria on 19 and 20 August 2014, had to be postponed due to the Ebola outbreak in the region, as the organizers announced: "Considering the wellbeing of our participants, exhibitors and sponsors, Geospatial Media and Communications and Lagos State Government are re-scheduling Africa Geospatial Forum to 9 - 10 December, 2014 at the same venue, when organising such a gathering will yield maximum benefits for all stakeholders involved."

Since it first took place in 2006, the Africa Geospatial Forum (formerly known as Map Africa) has played a significant role in bringing together the geospatial community of Africa. Its participants discuss key issues such as the current usage of geospatial technologies across the continent, technology trends and the future of the geospatial industry in the region in order to ensure the further growth and usage of the technology.

The 2014 theme of the Forum is "Smart Governance: Connecting Geospatial Community"