ESRI Indonesia has now signed agreements with over 30 of that country's prestigious universities to enable their students to have access to advanced smart mapping technology.
A press statement by the Jakarta-based vendor of Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions said this means students in these institutions will have hands-on training in this technology.
Among these institutions are the Bandung Institute of Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya, and Sekolah Tinggi IImu Statistik.
The agreements come in the wake of the fact that more than 1000 Indonesian organization are now using GIS software and these users include many who never traditionally used these programs.
Thus, demand for personnel with GIS skills is expected to grow greatly in this country.
Use of GIS has now spread to retailers, telecommunications businesses and the media.
Traditionally, GIS use was limited to land management agencies, governments and defence institutions.
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