Plenary Session

The fast growing and resilient Indian economy, with increasing urbanisation and population, is necessitating the need for sturdy physical infrastructure to sustain the growth and unlock India’s growth potential. Recognising this, the government has put a firm priority on propelling this sector with significant investments across airports, roadways, waterways, railways, industrial corridors, ports etc. In addition to the political will and investments, it is necessary that enabling technologies are adopted to ensure that the infrastructure is planned and built accurately, on time and within budget. Geospatial technology including 3D laser scanning, building information modelling, mobile mapping, GPS reference stations and small UAVs can potentially play a stellar role in ensuring the same. The plenary session Geosmart Infrastructure will explore the advancements in geospatial technologies facilitating efficiencies across the entire lifecycle of infrastructure project management contributing to national development.