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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.

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).

Where ethics and geospatial AI meet

March 1, 2022

A joint AI for Good panel discussion by WGIC and the ITU (in partnership with Politecnico Milano) explored how the geospatial industry could become a leading force in the discussions on ethics and AI.

Six Leading Blacks in Geospatial

February 26, 2022

As part of Black History Month in 2022 – WGIC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee honors six Black Leaders who have made significant contributions to the geospatial sector.