Russian GIS-Association is an interregional community created to promote the market of geospatial technologies and services. Since 1995 it is active in Russia, the CIS countries and Baltic States. The main goal of the Association is to promote market relations in the geoinformatics sphere, which includes digital mapping, topography, navigation and RS data usage in regional and corporate GIS projects. In order to attain its goals, the Association attempts to enhance land-owner rights legislation, it defends its members legal rights and ensures informational support for geoinformational technologies users and providers.
The GIS-Association membership is available in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Our members are:
Such global geospatial software market leaders as Autodesk, Bentley, ESRI, Intergraph, MapInfo and others, along with principal software developers from Russia, such as Integro, GeoCAD+ Rakurs, ScanEx.
Geodetic and navigational instruments manufacturers: Trimble, Topcon, Thales, Leica, Nicon, Garmin, Optech, Riegl, Sokkia and others.
RS data providers: DigitalGlobe, Space Imaging, SPOT Image, Antrix, RADARSAT and others.
Regional and corporate geospatial projects creators, including chief Ministries, regional and local authorities and state-owned enterprises (more information on http://www.gisa.ru/10157.html , http://www.gisa.ru/9587.html ).
The GIS-Association issues the "GISinfo" newspaper (2000 copies) monthly (more info on http://www.gisa.ru/gisinfo.html ), the magazine "Informational Bulletin of GIS-Association " five times a year (2000 copies) (more info on http://www.gisa.ru/ib.html ), the magazine "Spatial Data" 4 times a year (2000 copies) (more info on http://www.gisa.ru/pd.html), the magazine "Territory Development Management" 4 times a year (2000 copies) (more info on http://www.gisa.ru/urt.html), it also issues the annual review "Russian Geoinformatics Market" (3000 copies) (more info on http://www.gisa.ru/obzor.html ). The latter ones are delivered to the GIS-Association members and to a number of other information providers according to a subscribers database. They provide information on the recent achievements in the digital mapping field, topography, navigation, GIS education and training, GIS -aided regional planning and so forth.
GIS-Association website is built with the help of the most advanced web-technology. It is the most frequently visited geoinformatics resource in the Russian Web: more than 3,600 visits per day. The site contains data on the related companies and providers, on the hardware and software references and descriptions, on geospatial projects bids in Russia and the CIS member countries (with permanent updates), there is also a daily updated news line, which consist of ten to fifty articles. Urgent problems of the GIS market, like geospatial data access and use restrictions, legislation concerning the use of personal navigation devices, cadastral and topographic surveys performed by private companies, etc, are discussed in forums. The site also enables its users to download issues of our magazine, to use Russian vocabulary of geoinformatics terms, to access vacancy section and order articles and books. There are more than 35 000 registered users of our site (see http://www.gisa.ru/our_stat.html?action=allreg).
Each year GIS-Association organizes 4-6 All-Russian Conferences, which are concerned with geospatial data collection and update, cadastral works, GIS technologies for regional and corporate management problems. More than 1,200 conferees come from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Barnaul, Surgut, Khanty-Mansyisk, Tyumen, Voronezh, Cherepovetz, Moscow and other cities.
GIS-Association is run by the Council and the President, who is elected for five years. At the present time this post is held by Sergey A. Miller, one of the GIS-Association founders, senior lecturer and the Head of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics of Russian University of Oil and Gas.
Our web site is in Russian language. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you need any information about Russian geoinformatics market.
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