Invitation to 37th ACRS from 17th - 21st October 2016

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Dear International Colleagues

On behalf of the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), I would like to welcome all to the 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), to be held from 17th to 21st October 2016 at Galadari hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main theme of the conference is 'Spatial Data Infrastructure for Sustainable Development'. As Asia is one of the most emerging regions in the world, Remote sensing is one of the geospatial technologies that can be utilized to mitigate various environmental issues and disasters encountered in the long journey of the estsblishment of sustsinsble development especially in Asian countries. I wish you every success in this great event.

Thanking you.
Prof. Kohei Cho, General Secretary, Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS)

Message from the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee

It is my great pleasure as the chairman of the local organizing committee to welcome you to the 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), to be held in Colombo Sri Lanka from 17th to 21st of October 2016. ACRS has always been a sound platform in sharing latest geospatial technologoes among professionals, researchers, academia, scientists, industry, vendors and well-wishers related to Remote Sensing and allied fields. We consider the opportunity to host ACRS is a great privilege to Sri Lanka.
We take every effort to make this event a successful, remarkable and memorable occasion for everyone. Among plenary, sub-plenary and presentation sessions, networking and socializing opportunities will also be provided. Excursion is also an important activity when you visit a new country, for which we have arrangements for several interesitng tours of choice.
As Sri Lanka is entering a new era of development, availability of update spatial information has become a very vital source in decision making and development planning. Institutional co-operation in development and also in disaster resilience is another important parameter which is to be considered in dealing with spatial information. ACRS helps us develop better collaboration among professionals locally and internationally and to provide better services to needy.
I appreciate the dedication and the enduring efforts of the staff of the Survey Department and also the members of the local organizing committee including those representing other organizations, rendered in this event. I kindly invite interested sponsors to join hands together with us to make this event more fruitful and attractive.

I warmly welcome all to the 37th ACRS this year in the booming city of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


P. M. P. Udayakantha,
Surveyor General of Sri Lanka.





Important Events
ISPRS Summer School
Cultural Show


Emeritus Prof.Shunji
Murai is this year's
Chen Shupeng Awardee


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