Aden is preparing to celebrate International GIS Day

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The Department of Geography and Geographical Information Systems at the College of Arts at the University of Aden has completed all preparations for the launch of the Executive Master program in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

The inauguration takes place in conjunction with the International Day of Geographic Information Systems “GIS Day”, which is organized by the College of Arts and under the patronage of Dr. Al-Khader Nasser Laswar, President of the University of Aden, and under the direct overseen by Dr. Jamal Muhammad Al-Hassani, Dean of the College of Arts, and is scheduled to be launched on Wednesday, November 22, on the grounds of the College of Arts. .

For his part, Dr. Jamal Al-Hassani, Dean of the College of Arts, explained that the activities of the inaugural ceremony and World Geographic Information Systems Day represent an outstanding event that is taking place for the first time in Aden.

In addition, Dr. Arafat Muhammad, the program coordinator, expressed his deep gratitude to the leadership of the university, the college, and the science department, who, after God, had a beneficial influence in making this project see the light… And here we are now launching the opening event of the program, which coincides with the celebration of the World Day of Geographic Information Systems.

He pointed out the importance of geographic information systems and remote sensing in their ability to provide accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date spatial information.

He continued, saying, “This technology consists of understanding spatial relationships and analyzing data in efficient ways, which helps make better decisions and understand geographic changes at the global level.” It is also used in many fields such as urban planning, agricultural irrigation, natural resource management, natural disaster forecasting, climate change, etc., which contributes to improving environmental and resource management and sustainable decision-making. That is why we declare that we are not the only ones in the field in this field, but, God willing, we will be the best.

It is worth noting that the official celebration of the day was launched for the first time on July 11, 1990 in more than 90 countries to better inform people about geography and the uses of geographic information systems. Since then this day has been celebrated by universities. , organizations and other institutions in partnership with governments and civil society institutions.

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