This week's post contains a link to an article which was co-authored by Steven Ramage and myself for a recent publication of GIS Professional magazine. Steven is currently the Senior External Relations Manager for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and he has previously held senior positions with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Ordnance Survey. Among other roles, Steven also provides strategic advice to various United Nations and World Bank panels on the topic of geospatial technology and information.
The article, entitled 'The Global Geospatial Agenda', focuses on the distinct but complementary role of the OGC, the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), and GEO in advancing how geospatial technology and information is being used to better understand and protect our world. In particular, it focuses on how this is being achieved through the development of geospatial standards and policy, and through the ever-increasing use of earth observation imagery in the decision-making process.
This article is essential reading for anyone who wishes to better understand the behind-the-scenes dialogue between governments, business, NGOs and academia, as well as how these three bodies are helping to create new opportunities for people involved in the industry.
Click here to read.