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GISSAT USER Conference 2023: Empowering Suriname Through Geospatial Innovation

In a collaborative symphony of geospatial expertise, the GISSAT USER Conference 2023, hosted jointly by Gissat and its proud partner Lybra, unfolded at the Courtyard Marriott Paramaribo on December 1. This event not only showcased the transformative capabilities of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro but also highlighted the seamless collaboration between Lybra and Gissat in steering the growth and success of their mutual clients.

Lybra, standing proudly as the partner of Gissat, played a pivotal role in bringing the conference to fruition. The collaboration between these two entities goes beyond the conference walls, extending into the dynamic realm of project partnerships. Together, Lybra and Gissat have been instrumental in ensuring the seamless growth and success of their mutual clients.

The day commenced with a warm welcome and a shared vision of advancing geospatial solutions. Attendees, including professionals, experts, and enthusiasts, were treated to a rich tapestry of presentations from organizations such as the Maritime Authority Suriname, MI-GLIS, Telesur, and the National Planning Office. Each presentation underscored the real-world applications of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, emphasizing the impact on the Surinamese community.

The heart of the conference lay in its mission to showcase the practical applications of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro in real-world scenarios. Each presentation offered a unique glimpse into how these technologies are leveraged by organizations, providing valuable insights into their day-to-day operations and the positive impact on the Surinamese community.

One standout feature of the GISSAT USER Conference 2023 was the enlightening panel discussion titled “Detecting the gaps: what is necessary to increase Geospatial thinking in Suriname.” The panel, composed of industry experts, delved into the challenges and opportunities of advancing geospatial thinking within the country. Attendees were treated to a thought-provoking exchange of ideas, sparking conversations that are crucial for the continued growth of the geospatial sector in Suriname.

In addition to the enriching presentations and panel discussion, the conference offered two technical sessions. The first, focused on ArcGIS Online, provided participants with essential knowledge on utilizing the platform effectively. Simultaneously, the second session delved into Advanced ArcGIS Pro, offering valuable tips and techniques for optimizing workflow management.

The agenda was carefully curated to balance information sharing with hands-on learning, ensuring that participants not only gained theoretical insights but also acquired practical skills that they could immediately apply in their work. The technical sessions, led by seasoned professionals, guided attendees through quick and simple end-to-end workflows in ArcGIS and advanced tips in using ArcGIS Pro.

As the clock ticked towards the end of the conference, the atmosphere remained vibrant during the lively Q&A session that followed the panel discussion. The exchange of ideas between the audience and panel members added an interactive dimension to the event, fostering a sense of community and collaboration.

As the GISSAT USER Conference 2023 drew to a close, Lybra and Gissat continued their collaboration with giveaways and a dedicated networking session. Participants left the event not only with enhanced knowledge and tools but also with a profound appreciation for the collaborative efforts that drive the geospatial community in Suriname.

The success of the GISSAT USER Conference 2023, co-hosted by Lybra and Gissat, reflects the power of partnership in advancing geospatial solutions. As these two entities continue to work hand in hand, their mutual clients are poised for seamless growth, armed with the tools and knowledge to make a lasting impact on the Suriname community and beyond. The conference stands as a testament to the possibilities that unfold when collaboration, technology, and a shared vision converge in the dynamic world of geospatial innovation.

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