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.
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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