VOICE FOR GEOMATICS MARKETING
B.R. Acharya, K. Sharma
land Management Training Centre
The development approach of the 21st century should centre the general people in line with the agenda’s adopted by Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). It is felt that the overall efforts made by the developing nations to mitigate poverty and to raise the livelihood of the people have not been properly addressed yet. So it is crucial to rethink or reinvent the development vision of such countries like Nepal. The strategies should be designed to leap and come up with the pace of developed countries, not always fall behind but to walk hand in hand. The only magical tool to take off the development actions is no other than the practical education that directs to social transformation. Every development activity depends upon sound policy, appropriate technology and reliable & accurate information system. The spatial information provides the essential and adequate grounds for overall development activities and the base of the spatial information is Geomatic science. So the applications of the Geomatic science plays a pivotal role and offer the great functionality, as a science of visualization for the geo-spatial information related to almost all of the disciplines. On the basis of Geomatic education, the application and professional marketing of this discipline is needed to be addressed. It has numerous applications even in government activities from regulatory functions such as law and order maintaining, crime control and conflict management to various development functions. Now it is a high time to focus on creating awareness to law makers, government & non-government organizations, public & private sectors and concerning all about the application of Geomatic education and its professional marketing.
This paper focuses to introduce and promote the need of Geomatic education from the school level to university degree courses. In the mean time, this presentation intends to draw attention to all international GI-community, donor agencies, universities and especially the organizations like ICA, FIG, EU, WB and UN agencies for investing their efforts, funds, and any other contributions to promote Geomatic education in Nepal and also to develop quality geo-professionals and accelerate the professional marketing in national and global mode.