Speakers Bio & Abstract
BiographyDr. Manosi Lahiri is a Professional Geographer. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of ML Infomap, the first GIS company of India.
Dr Lahiri holds a MSc degree from University of London and PhD from University of Delhi. She taught Geography at Kirori Mal College, Delhi and trained in Digital Mapping and GIS at Durham University, UK. She led the first major state level GIS project in India, The Bihar GIS, from 1989 to 1992.
In 1993, Dr Lahiri founded ML Infomap, a Geographic Information company. It is an independent supplier of high quality digital maps of India, develops geospatial applications and implements enterprise solutions on mobile, standalone PC, server and cloud platforms. ML Infomaps focus has been to use Information Technology and location information to solve business and development problems. Its clients are in the logistics, defence, research, development, telecom and retail sectors. It is a member of ESRI Partner Network and an ISO 9001-2015 certified company.
In recognition of Dr Lahiris professional contributions, she has been awarded the 'Life Time Achievement Award' at Map India 2010 by Geospatial Media. She has authored the industry whitepaper: Survey and Mapping @ Crossroads. This important document studies the impact of government policies and regulations on the GIS industry in India, and suggests review of them.
Dr. Lahiri is the author of several books. Her published works include The Bihar GIS (1993); Here Be Yaks: Travels in Far West Tibet (2006) and Mapping India (2012), a 500 years cartographic history of the country. She has contributed to The Times History of The World in Maps, 2015. She represents India at the International Map Collectors Society, London.