Cutting edge issues on global geospatial information

The Second High Level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) will take place in Doha, Qatar on 4-6 February

Cutting edge issues on global geospatial information (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)The event will be convened at the Qatar National Convention Centre by the Secretariat of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), in collaboration with the Government of Qatar.

It will bring together government representatives from UN Member States as well as interested stakeholders from non-governmental organizations, academia and the private sector to address and discuss critical and cutting-edge issues on global geospatial information management. The Forum also seeks to promote greater usage of growing sources of geospatial information and best practices.

Preceded by An ‘Exchange Forum with the Geospatial Industry’ on Sunday, 3 February, the High Level Forum starts on Monday, 4 February, with an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Segment, followed by five technical sessions over the next three days.

Bringing all stakeholders together, the Forum will address current critical matters such as: the importance of and drivers for building a sustainable national geospatial information system; future trends in geospatial information, including growing the information base and promoting its greater use; developing an effective global geodetic reference framework and leveraging location-based services; geospatial information and sustainable development (Rio+20); and challenges in developing core global reference datasets. Each of the sessions will consist of a keynote presentation, panel presentations and discussion with the audience.

For more information:
United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management

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