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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…

Call for nominations WFEO 2021 Awards now open

June 24, 2021

The Secretariat of WGIC Partner WFEO (World Federation of Engineering Organisations) announced that the call for nominations regarding WFEO 2021 Awards is now open for the WFEO Gree Women in Engineering Award, the WFEO Medal for Engineering Excellence and the WFEO Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education.

Cyient Sets Sustainability Goals for 2025, Adopts Holistic Sustainability Framework

June 23, 2021

WGIC Member Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, pledges to become a carbon and water neutral business by 2025. Cyient announced a holistic sustainability framework with its first sustainability report. By adopting the framework, Cyient ensures that the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects are strengthened across the value chain with strong leadership commitment, collaborative partnership, and an empowered ecosystem enabling long-term sustainable value generation.

Book on COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience

June 22, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information, and Community Resilience, with worldwide contributions focused on COVID-19 pandemic, provides interdisciplinary analysis and multi-sectoral expertise on the use of geospatial information and location intelligence to support community resilience and authorities to manage pandemics.

European Innovation Council (EIC) opportunities for space SMEs

June 18, 2021

On 30 June, 2021, from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) together with the European Commission Directorate-General for the Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) and the European Innovation Council (EIC) are organising an informative online workshop on EIC opportunities for space SMEs.

Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of SPIDA

June 15, 2021

WGIC Member Bentley Systems announced the acquisition of SPIDA Software, developers of specialized software for the design, analysis, and management of utility pole systems.

Hexagon to host a Capital Markets Day

June 14, 2021

As a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, WGIC Member Hexagon AB announced it will host a Capital Markets Day on 29 September 2021.

Planning for 11th UNGGIM session

June 4, 2021

The Eleventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will consist of three two-hour meetings on 23, 24 and 27 August 2021.

White Paper on GKI: The Power of Where

June 1, 2021

The latest GKI white paper is developed based on the first year of a three-year global partnership program developing the concept of, and blueprint for a Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure.

Autodesk’s CLO Announces Retirement After 23-Year Run

June 1, 2021

Design software company Autodesk, Inc. announced the retirement of Pascal W. Di Fronzo, the company’s executive vice president of corporate affairs and chief legal officer, following 23 successful years at the company.