Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

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The Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) is organizing the 2nd United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) in Hyderabad, India from 10-14 October 2022.

Important facts

  • It is organized by the Government of India through the Ministry of Science and Technology.

  • It is a global event bringing all stakeholders together to address at the highest level and ensure that geospatial information has broad utility in sustainable social, economic and environmental development.

  • The theme of the congress is "Geo-Enabling the Global Village : No one should be left behind".

  • The second UNWGIC will reflect the importance of integrated geospatial information to support sustainable development and the well-being of society, address environmental and climate challenges, embrace digital transformation and technological development, and catalyze a vibrant economy.


  • It is organised by the United Nation Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

  • Its objective is to enhance international collaboration among the Member States and relevant stakeholders in Geospatial information management and capacities.

  • It is conducted every four years. 

  • The first UNWGIC was organized by China in October 2018.


  • It aims to play a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promoting its use to address major global challenges.

What is Geospatial Technology?

  • It is an emerging field of study that includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

  • It enables us to obtain data that is in reference to the Earth and used for analysis, modelling, simulation and visualization.

  • This technology can be helpful in making decisions based on the importance and priority of scarce natural resources.

  • Geospatial technology was used optimally during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

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