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WGIC’s Geospatial Press Releases provide you with latest updates and announcements on our global partnerships, events, reports and more.

WGIC releases report on Geospatial Information and Privacy

March 16, 2020

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) announced the release of a new report ‘Geospatial Information and Privacy: Policy Perspectives and Imperatives for the Geospatial Industry’. The report covers the fundamental provisions of data protection and privacy policy and its implications for the geospatial industry. It also provides legal regulations and processes, along with a snapshot of discussions and developments occurring around the world.

WGIC Established as a Liaison for ISO/TC 211

March 2, 2020

With WGIC’s establishment as a liaison, ISO will get access to an entire ecosystem of the geospatial industry and groups of experts for various subjects and sub-sets for niche application areas of geospatial and ISO/TC 211 standards in vast contexts.

WGIC provides its comments to the US Department of Commerce pertaining to restrictions on “Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery”

March 1, 2020

WGIC’s comments to the US Department of Commerce on “Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery”. Even though the WGIC appreciates the security considerations that appear to be the basis for this ruling, the definitions in this rule are so specific that they appear to single out an individual system. Read more..

Fugro joins WGIC as Corporate Member

November 8, 2019

World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) is pleased to announce that Fugro has joined the council for the year 2020 as a Corporate Member. Fugro will be represented at the council by Robert Hoddenbach. “Fugro is world’s leading geo-data specialist solutions company. Having Fugro as corporate member will strengthen solutions and analytical portfolio of WGIC membership.” Said Sanjay Kumar, CEO & Secretary General, WGIC.

European GNSS Agency (GSA) and WGIC Sign a Strategic Collaboration Memorandum

October 17, 2019

The World Geospatial Industry Council [WGIC] and The European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency – (European GNSS Agency – GSA), signed a memorandum to collectively work towards bringing forward composite value and utility of geospatial technology and satellite navigation systems in the success of projects across a wide range of activities, from sustainable development to innovative opportunities that benefit citizens, enterprises and for the attainment of the global development agendas, including the SDGs.

WGIC Advances Dialogue with Member Countries at 9th UN-GGIM Meeting, New York

August 6, 2019

At a Panel discussion held during the 9th meeting of the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management (UN-GGIM), the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) and its Policy Committee briefed Member Countries, the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network (PSN) and other observers on progress to date, surveying existing regulations and legislation governing geo-location and personal privacy in selected jurisdictions around the world.

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.