Wednesday, May 16, 2012

UN Geospatial Revolution

In late April, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, met in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to consider future trends in the world of geospatial data management.  Ahead of that meeting, Peter Batty, founder and VP at Ubisense was asked to produce a 1000 word background report to help shape conversations going forward and serve as the starting point for the committee's final report to be released in summer 2013.  However, the interim report sets a brisk pace - it identifies over 80 developments that, "...will contribute to the local, national and global strategic agendas of economic growth, social cohesion and well-being, environmental sustainability, disaster management, public safety and good governance."

To read the 8-page paper, click the link below:

Comment: I can't recommend strongly enough a review of this document.  It's a quick read and by the time you are done there will be little doubt that the geospatial world ahead is going to be very different place than what we know today.....kiss the security of the desktop goodbye...

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