Geospatial a good career option says Bayanat
Abu Dhabi, June 10, 2012
Bayanat Mapping & Surveying Services, a leading provider of geospatial products and services, recently welcomed students from the UAE University (UAEU) in Abu Dhabi to educate them on the role of geospatial services in national development.
Khaled Al Melhi, CEO of Bayanat, welcomed the delegation from UAEU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Geography and Urban Planning Department led by Dr Naeema Al Hosani, assistant professor of cartography.
The group attended a full day of presentations delivered by Bayanat’s department directors and heads.
Among the topics covered were topographic and hydrographic surveying, aerial photography and surveying, map production and reading, and geospatial services.
Al Melhi also encouraged the young UAE nationals to pursue careers in geospatial services to help achieve the development goals of Abu Dhabi under its Vision 2030 plan.
“We want to motivate more of our youths, especially UAE Nationals, to consider building careers in our field. Geospatial services play very important social and economic roles and would benefit from broader participation from our young and talented Emiratis.We are keen at Bayanat to support our national educational institutions in further exploring and understanding the applications and benefits of geospatial services and encourage more youths to take up careers in that field to expedite the development initiatives of Abu Dhabi and the entire UAE,” said Al Melhi.
Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services was formed in 2008 as a commercial spinoff of the UAE Armed Forces' Military Survey Department. Its expertise covers geodesy and field surveying, aerial survey and image processing, hydrographic surveying, spatial data management, cartography and visualization, and printing services.
Bayanat is wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, an investment arm of the Abu Dhabi Government. – TradeArabia News Service