“This is an opportunity to think and see how we can develop our own technologies” said Rector

During the closing ceremony of three days’ workshop on Mobile Mapping technology, the Rector of INES-Ruhengeri said that learning never ends.

From Monday 10th December to Wednesday 12th December 2018, INES-Ruhengeri hosted international workshop on Mobile Mapping where 58 experts from Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya converged in Rwanda, at INES-Ruhengeri to learn this new surveying technology.

Mobile mapping is the high end technology to efficiently survey transportation networks in a short period of time by combining recorded images with accurate spatial positioning and orientation. Photogrammetric means are then used to measure or calculate 3D coordinates of any visible object on the images. The technology becomes “portable” when equipment can be installed very quickly on any car, boat or train.

The workshop was prepared by INES-Ruhengeri in partnership with DrivenBy.
DrivenBy is a private company based in Belgium, its main goal is to implement the latest technology to collect, process, analyze and broadcast Geographical Information.

In his presentation Carl Deroanne Chief Executive Officer of DrivenBy explained the role of this technology in surveying where you can have images easier and in smart manner.

The Rector of INES-Ruhengeri Fr. Dr Fabien HAGENIMA said that “INES has vision to become a leading university in the region through the concept of being the applied sciences” that is why we need new technologies like this Mobile Mapping and make sure that we are helping the community to get solutions of their problems.
“Through joint projects our students will get more skills and exposure which good for our students” he added.
“This is an opportunity to think and see how we can develop our own technologies or improve the existing ones.” He said
He ended his speech by thanking each and every one who participated in the workshop for being active and dynamic.

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