96. UN & World Bank make big progress on Geospatial

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Earlier this month, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) hosted its seventh annual session in New York.

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Considering the speed and volume of today's news, there is a chance that you may not have heard about the event, nor about the ground-breaking developments which resulted from it.

This week's post is an attempt to summarize the ensuing report by the Economic and Social Council for today's busy reader. As I'm sure you will agree, the Seventh Session will be considered a lucky one.


The report was prepared by the United Nations Secretariat - with lots of help from the World Bank!
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For consideration by UN-GGIM.
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It informs UN-GGIM that we all need to work together to build a global geospatial framework - to help countries design their own national geospatial systems.
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Infrastructure, data and policies will rely on money, technical assistance, knowledge sharing, and implementation procedures. 
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...because it's easy to forget that not all attendees to New York will be looking through the same window later on.
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Therefore, UN-GGIM will need to develop an action plan, guidelines, and some tools...
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...along with a road map to help countries take the best route when building a national system.
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Just keep in mind that geospatial is about making everyone happy!
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