WGIC participated in the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Winter Forum at Innisbrook, Palm Harbor, FL. The conference focused on new markets, emerging technology, policy and legislation, and innovative business offerings.
Barbara Ryan, Executive Director of the WGIC, participated in a panel discussion at the AMS 2023 in Denver about the future of Earth observation. The panel reflected on all that has been achieved and what values and strategies will guide us into the coming decades of Earth observation coordination.
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.
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.
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.
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.