Speaker Bio & Abstract

Tao Guo Vice President
PIESAT Information Technology

BiographyDr. Tao Guo received his doctorate from the University of Tokyo and has been working as a research scientist in the geospatial information industry for more than 25 years. He has published about 40 academic papers and is the inventor of about 20 international patents. Dr. Tao Guo is an active advocate for applying technologies for ecological environment protection and has been long engaged in many eco-environment related international projects.AbstractA proposal on the initiative of application solutions hub for geospatial industryThe increasingly advanced Earth Observation (EO) technologies are driving explosive growth in EO and geospatial data. However, the operational application solutions tend to lag behind the emerging techniques and data available. It turns out that the capacity of integrating all resources available to form solutions is very significant to geospatial industry, and there is a great need for a hub to accommodate solution development and also to facilitate capacity building, in particular for developing countries. In order to enhance the integration capacity of geospatial industry and enable prototyping of a cooperative platform for the development of application solutions, based on cloud computing technology, we propose an initiative of application solutions hub to incorporate the advantages of various practitioners and promote better application of geospatial products and services, as well to foster the adoption of the innovative technologies. This hub will enable easy accessing and sharing of a wide range of geospatial resources and also create an attractive and transparent forum for practitioners and stakeholders to release their concerns and interests to form a virtuous circle for the sustainable development of geospatial industry.