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Topcon Talks Agriculture

New season of Topcon Talks Agriculture

May 4, 2021

The Agriculture division of WGIC Member Topcon has launched the fourth season of the Topcon Talks Agriculture podcast series. The previous three seasons are still available for streaming or download and have spanned a wide variety of topics in more than twenty episodes.

Autodesk Upchain

Autodesk to acquire Upchain

April 28, 2021

Autodesk, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Upchain, a provider of instant-on, cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions. The acquisition positions Autodesk to deliver more value for engineers, manufacturers, suppliers and other product stakeholders by increasing collaboration across the decentralized product value chain, regardless of CAD system.

Launch of the ARIES for SEEA Explorer

‘ARIES for SEEA’ Launch

April 26, 2021

On Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9-10 AM (NY time), the offcial launch of the ARIES for SEEA Explorer will take place. It’s a new open-source and user-friendly digital technology which enables standardized and customizable ecosystem accounting. The Explorer will be available starting 29 April.

GeoIgnite 2021

April 16, 2021

From Wednesday, 21 April 2021 till Friday, 23 April 2021, GeoIgnite 2021, Canada’s National Geospatial and Location Technology Conference, is going to be online. Along with the OGC, numerous WGIC Members like Hexagon, Maxar and many others, the World Geospatial Industry Council is a proud participant.

WGIC launches a free report, "Geospatial AI/ML Applications and Policies – A Global Perspective."

Virtual Launch of WGIC Report on GeoAI/ML

April 15, 2021

The official launch of WGIC’s latest report, “Geospatial AI/ML (GeoAI) Applications and Policies – A Global Perspective”, took place on April 13th, 2021, during AI for Good, an event organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

World Energy Issues Monitor 2021

April 14, 2021

Last March, the World Energy Council published its annual World Energy Issues Monitor. Now in its 12th year, the report provides a forward-looking assessment of the global energy agenda based on the views of more than 2,500 energy leaders from 108 countries.


WWC President Loïc Fauchon’s 5 concrete proposals for Improving water governance in Africa

April 12, 2021

During World Water Day 2021, Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council proposed five priority actions to improve water governance in African cities: decentralize water and waste water management as close as possible to local authorities, have autonomous budgets, create training institutes for senior operating technicians, allocate financial and human resources to the maintenance of facilities, and avoid opposing cities against rural areas.

FARO Global Sustainability Goals to Advance ESG Efforts

April 9, 2021

Recently WGIC member FARO Technologies, Inc., a global leader for 3D measurement, imaging and realization solutions for 3D Metrology, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, and Public Safety Analytics, announced two new strategic goals in support of its Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) efforts.

Fugro Joins Forces with dCarbonX on Decarbonisation Exploration

April 8, 2021

Fugro has signed a strategic framework agreement (SFA) with dCarbonX, a pioneering geo-energy resource company, for decarbonisation exploration projects supporting the development of offshore geo-energy resources in the UK and Ireland.

Dr Zaffar Honorary Fellow of SSSI

April 2, 2021

On March 31, 2021, Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse has been conferred as an Honorary Fellow of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

Engaging with the Blue Economy (kick-off)

March 18, 2021

Recently, The Ocean Exchange and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) teamed up to offer a joint webinar series – Engaging with the Blue Economy. The webinar series focuses on all facets of the Blue Economy with the goal of recognizing the importance of the ocean to our lives every day.