Adina Gillespie, Earth-i’s Institutional Strategist, attended the Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in August. The session bought together more than 400 participants and delegates from 88 different Member States based across the globe. Once again, the Committee made important progress.
A key theme of the session was the growing importance of the adoption of the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework recommended by the UN to member states. A strong framework is expected to strengthen national approaches to geospatial information management and provides best practices to help mobilise the resources required for bolstering geospatial information management.
Adina gave a presentation on behalf of Earth-i on Earth Observation-based capabilities and best practice for Land Administration, in a special session arranged by the Private Sector Network Group. Earth-i’s recent product developments in support of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCA) were reportedly well received by the delegates. Members of the Expert Working Group on Land Administration were particularly interested in Earth-i’s new approaches to fit-for-purpose Land Administration. Earth-i’s approach achieves rapid wide area coverage and integrates satellite imagery in a practical, meaningful and affordable way, which can ultimately lead to supporting goals for economic growth and social wellbeing.
Earth-i is encouraged to see the UN-GGIM Expert Group on Land Administration, UN-GGIM: Africa and other groups within the committee, progressing important policy frameworks that will support the future of geospatial information management. You can expect to see Earth-i at the UN World Geospatial Information Congress in November and at the Sixth High-level Forum on Global Geospatial Information Management in 2020, as we develop geospatial solutions and partnerships to support national and regional policy-makers worldwide.
Earth-i has recently published an e-Guide to provide an insight into how the rapid advancement of technology in commercial satellites is presenting a new opportunity for NMCAs across the globe.
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