The 3rd Sirindhorn Conference on Geo-Informatics which is co-organized by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand and Wuhan University (WHU), China was successfully held on 23rd July 2020. The conference was attended by more than 70 participants from 10 countries and 20 organizations.
The Sirindhorn Conference on Geo-Informatics is under the supervision of Sirindhorn Center of Geo-Informatics, which aims to increase and improve the capability of personnel knowledge and innovative research development in the region in space and geo-informatics technology. The Sirindhorn Conference on Geo-Informatics was first held on March 21, 2015 at the Space Krenovation Park, Sriracha, Chonburi Province, Thailand, and the 2nd Sirindhorn Conference on Geo-Informatics was held on February 1-2, 2018 at Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre, Chaeng Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand.
As we know that the COVID-19 pandemic has impact on educational activities throughout the world. However, learning activities never stops such as webinar. On July 23, 2020, there were more than 70 participants joining this conference via webinar and onsite at Space Krenovation Park (SKP), Sriracha, Chonburi Province, Thailand.
The conference featured with the opening remarks by Dr. Pakorn Apaphan, the Executive Director of GISTDA, and Prof. Ruizhi Chen, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, China.
The highlight of the conference is the keynote session, which was presented by our prominent professor, Prof. Chen Ruizhi on a very interesting topic on “Precise Indoor Positioning for COVID-19 Contact-Tracing”. The paper sessions presented the key themes on the trend and new technology on geo-informatics, along with indications of some future directions.
In addition, the 3rd Sirindhorn Conference on Geo-Informatics 2020 provides a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on space technology and geo-informatics through applications, study cases and practical experiences. The conference is organized to improve and enhance the collaboration and cooperation between the intellectuals, professional and government bodies of Thailand and China as well as Asia countries in achieving a common vision towards knowledge sharing of geo-informatics across discipline.