Co-creating Geospatial Economy in a Digital World

Press Release

WGIC Secretary General and CEO – Sanjay Kumar Appointed as a Member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)

May 10, 2019

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), a Federal Advisory committee authorized under the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 and sponsored by the Department of the Interior, provides advice and recommendations related to the management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and implementation of the Geospatial Data Act (GDA) of 2018. The NSDI promotes geospatial data sharing across all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and the academic community.

Collaboration between WGIC and UNSD, marks a new milestone for strengthening global geospatial information ecosystem

April 30, 2019

Geospatial World Forum 2019, bringing together more than a thousand industry thought leaders from over 75 countries in Amsterdam, had a great start in the evening even before the opening day. The World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC] and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Secretariat for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), signed an agreement to collaborate and work towards demonstrating the comprehensive value and utility of geospatial knowledge and data systems as core enablers for attainment of the global development agendas, including the SDGs.

WGIC and ITU partner to leverage geospatial knowledge for a better connected world

April 12, 2019

On the eve of Geospatial World Forum, World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC] and International Telecommunication Union [ITU] announced their partnership to work together for making Information and Communication technologies available to all. It is a great opportunity for two major organizations to bring their respective areas of work together to create a better-connected world for all of its people.

World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) Launched at UNGGIM

November 23, 2018

In a landmark development, geospatial industry leaders from across the world came together to announce the formation of the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC). The announcement was made at the 8th session of the UN-GGIM (United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management).

World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC] and Open Geospatial Consortium [OGC] enter into a MOU to encourage adoption and promotion of geospatial & location-based technologies.

October 19, 2018

During the Inter-Geo event in Frankfurt Germany, two major organizations working in geospatial space – World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC] and Open Geospatial Consortium [OGC] came together to create greater awareness, understanding and adoption of geospatial technologies across industries and the government sector.