Advancing the geospatial ecosystem

Author: WGIC Secretariat

WGIC brings the collective voice of global geospatial industry to the Conference of Parties (COP): Barbara Ryan

December 21, 2022

In this interview, the World Geospatial Industry Council’s Executive Director, Barbara Ryan, shared the details of WGIC’s participation in this year’s Conference of Parties (COP27). She highlighted the role of WGIC and its members in addressing the climate action at the two key venues, the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), and elaborated on the key outcomes from both events.

Time is ripe for Indian enterprises to embrace geospatial ESG

December 16, 2022

This rising interest, to determine environmental risk and financial materiality, coincides with improvements in satellite technology, geospatial tools and machine learning is spurring the development and interest in Geospatial ESG.

Climate Action – WGIC Gains Global Recognition, Launches Africa Project

December 9, 2022

After bagging the prestigious 2021 Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development for its collaborative work on the significance of geospatial and Earth observation solutions in climate action, WGIC pledges to advance its commitment and launches “Leveraging Commercial Geospatial Capabilities for Climate Action in Africa Project” at COP27.

WGIC Announces Inaugural DEI Trailblazer Awards, Esri India and Clinton Johnson Receive Honors  

November 4, 2022

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) announced the winners of the WGIC DEI Trailblazer 2022 Awards during INTERGEO 2022 in Essen, Germany. In this inaugural edition of the awards, Esri India won the WGIC DEI Trailblazer – Corporate Impact Award, and Clinton Johnson, Racial Equity and Social Justice Solutions Lead, Esri, won WGIC DEI Trailblazer – Individual Champion Award.

When we started the DEI conversation within WGIC, members unanimously agreed about the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion: Albert Momo 

October 7, 2022

Albert Momo, the World Geospatial Industry Council’s (WGIC) DEI Committee Chair and Vice President & Executive Director of Trimble’s Emerging Markets and Funded Projects, joins Matt Sprague and co-host Lisa Ruggeri from Trimble to share his thoughts about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices in geospatial and construction industry.

Spatial Digital Twins Assessment – the Current Situation

September 22, 2022

The assessment of the digital twin technology development level allows a clearer understanding of the challenges, trends, and capability and capacity for its deployment. Reliable insights on this help to better understand the challenges of this new technology to address them effectively. In brief, these are the aspects of the current spatial digital twin assessment covered in the World Geospatial Industry Council’s (WGIC) recently released policy report.

Envisioning the Future Digital Twins – WGIC Way

September 13, 2022

Just like the physical world is interconnected and globalized, digital twins enabled by spatial components will be interconnected and integrated into the world. In a nutshell, this is the vision of spatial digital twins that the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) envisages in its recent report.

Accelerated Arctic warming – Geo-data saves the day for risk management

August 9, 2022

The accelerated warming of the Arctic has put five million lives in North America, Scandinavia and Russia at grave risk. A recent whitepaper by WGIC in partnership with Fugro and e-GEOS discusses the geospatial frameworks and state-of-the-art technologies for mapping the Arctic and mitigating the risks.

Four Reasons Why It’s Time for Big Bets on Geospatial PPPs

June 15, 2022

A recent WGIC report Public-Private Geospatial Collaborations: Exploring Potential partnerships Models, examines the forces that are paving the way for the increased openness and adoption of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the geospatial industry.

Transitioning from Awareness to Action – WGIC’s DEI Workshop at GWF 2022 

May 30, 2022

In the scope of the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) 2022, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) conducted a workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Representatives of the companies in the geospatial industry engaged in a discussion about the pace of progress and challenges in designing and implementing DEI initiatives.

WGIC Selects The Hague Humanity Hub as its Home Base

May 9, 2022

WGIC shifts its headquarters to The Hague Humanity Hub to support and strengthen The Hague ecosystem and connect with diverse actors working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).