Opportunity to influence geospatial information document

By on 14/05/2015
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Anyone interested in spacial data has until 22 May to register for a conference where delegates can have their say on a new influential document on future trends in geospatial information management.

The Geospatial World Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, which will be held from 25-29 May, will offer delegates an opportunity to provide input to the next release of the report ‘Future trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision’.

The first release of the report provided expert opinion on the short- to mid-term developments in geospatial information and was endorsed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) at its third session in July 2013.

It is now seen as a strategic guide for the global geospatial industry and has been translated into all six official United Nations languages, as well as Korean and Japanese, and can be viewed and downloaded from the UN-GGIM website.

The UN-GGIM requested that a review of the report should be undertaken and a new version published, and Ordnance Survey of Great Britain have been asked to lead on this revision.

The process has already begun, with contributions being received from UN member states, private sector organisations, and experts from the statistical and geospatial communities as well as academia.

All delegates of the Geospatial World Forum in Lisbon are invited to take part in a workshop on Thursday, 28 May, to provide their views and opinions on the key themes identified in the first edition of the report, and to identify emerging trends that have not previously been included.

Registration for the conference is open until 22 May. So far, the event has received more than 1,000 registrations.

Click here to download the report, and here to register for the event in Lisbon.

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World – the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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