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WGIC’s Blog section covers all the key developments from our members, innovative applications of geospatial technologies for global challenges, and more…

Members’ Corner: 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.

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.

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Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Summit

March 18, 2021

The Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI) Summit, a virtual two-day intensive program, spawned a host of new stakeholders into the geospatial ‘ecosystem’ of location data and mapping capabilities.

WGIC Policy Watch newsletter March 2021, Featuring several special initiatives in Australia a new privacy tool to protect Covid data, India liberalizing geospatial data and the United States a GPS tool to help map the digital divide

Geospatial, an engine for innovation and economic growth

March 17, 2021

March edtion of WGIC Policy Watch, featuring several special initiatives in Australia (a new privacy tool to protect Covid data), India (liberalizing geospatial data) and the United States (a GPS tool to help map the digital divide).

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WGIC Working Groups reorganized

March 16, 2021

WGIC’s Executive Board Members and its Secretariat have been re-evaluating the structure and the efficiency of the five Working Groups. All members can now re-join our newly streamlined working groups. There’s three of them.

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Innovation in Remote Sensing Technologies for accelerated Climate Action

March 15, 2021

The virtual Forum on “Innovation in Remote Sensing Technologies for accelerated Climate Action” was a joint initiative of the Office of the High-Level Global Climate Action Champion (UK), Climate TRACE, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.

News from WGIC partners

March 15, 2021

Highlighting the latest from our partners The European Global Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and the ITF (International Transport Forum at the OECD).

Focus Area: Sustainable Infrastructure

March 15, 2021

The latest news from our Partners in the Building, Engineering & Infrastructure sector, notably BuildingSMART International, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Focus Area: Energy Transition

March 15, 2021

The latest news from WGIC partners in the Energy Sector, featuring the World Energy Council and the International Energy Agency.

WGIC - GeoBIM 2020 conference - Resilient Infrastructure, build back better cities

UN-GGIM, WFEO, and WGIC at GeoBIM 2020

January 11, 2021

At GeoBIM 2020, WGIC, along with UN-GGIM and WFEO, and member companies Bentley Systems and Oracle Construction and Engineering, discussed the need, challenges, and opportunities of uptake of GeoBIM technologies in the areas of resilient infrastructure, sustainable urban development, and building back better cities.