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GPC Global Information Solutions (GPC GIS) and Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS) Sign Memorandum of Understanding for the Development of the GeoSpatial Industry in Afghanistan

Mark Sorensen, General Manager of GPC GIS and Abdul Rahim, Acting Executive Director of AIMS signed the MOU, while attending the EOE Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

About GPC Group

Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, GPC Global Information Solutions LLC (GPC-GIS), was launched in 2008 by the Geographic Planning Collaborative, Inc. (GPC) to specialize in the delivery of geospatial information services to the MENA Region. 

GPC-GIS provides consulting services in Geospatial Information Technology and Services (GITS), Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Geospatial Education, Location Based Services and Information Management for a wide variety of organizations and projects in the region. 

For more information about GPC-GIS and its services, contact Mr. Rajy Wehbeh at +971-2-666-65-74 or

About AIMS

AIMS originated in 1997 with the creation of the Project Management Information System (ProMIS) under the direct supervision of the United Nations Officer for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and it becomes UNDP Project (Afghanistan Information Management Services) in July 2002. AIMS becomes a National independent non-governmental organization in July 2008, registered with Ministry of Economy, Government of Afghanistan.


Dr. Harlan Onsrud on Building a Global Knowledge Network among Geospatial Specialists

On 14 December 2011, alongside the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, GPC Group hosted a side event featuring Dr. Harlan Onsrud, Executive Director, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association.  Dr. Onsrud delivered a highly insightful presentation titled "Building a Global Knowledge Network among Geospatial Specialists."  Embedded below is a video walk-through of the presentation.


Growing GITS Human Capacity to Support Sustainable Development in the MENA Region

Wednesday 14, December 2011
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

11.30 am – 12 noon
“Supporting Environmental Sustainability through the Growth of Geospatial Human Capacity”
Mark Sorensen, Managing Director, GPC GIS

12.00 –12.30 pm
“Growing GITS Human Capacity in the MENA Region: The GPC GIS Model”
Dr. Garfield Giff, GPC GIS

12.30 – 12 50 pm
“Building a Global Knowledge Network among Geospatial Specialists”
Dr. Harlan Onsrud, Executive Director, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association

12.50 – 1.00 pm
Discussion and Question and Answer Session


Iraq SDI Presentations