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Markus receives award

GIZ development worker and FORCLIME team member Dr. Markus Müller received the Best Paper Presentation Award at Asia Geospatial Forum on 19th October 2011. Asia Geospatial Forum (http:// is an annual conference that provides a platform for the GIS community to share ideas and advance convergence of geospatial information and technologies. This year it took place in Jakarta from 17 - 19 October and offered more than 50 presentations of papers from participants all over Asia.

Dr. Markus Müller, Senior Advisor on GIS and REDD+, presented one of his advisory activities at the Provincial Forestry Service of West Kalimantan. The title of his presentation was "Development of a Web-based Forestry Information System using Open Source Software", in which he described technical as well as organisational aspects of his work during the last three years. The website of the forestry information system which is operated by staff of the Forestry Service and supported by GIZ can be accessed at


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