Advancing the geospatial ecosystem


GeoIgnite 2022/ winter geo 2022

Join WGIC at GeoIgnite 2022, Canada’s National Geospatial Conference, with this year’s theme on Climate Change. We will be organizing a workshop on Earth Observations and Climate.

Geo Week 2022

Geo Week is at the intersection of geospatial + the built world, bringing together AEC Next, SPAR 3D, and the International Lidar Mapping Forum. WGIC is a supporting organization of Geo Week 2022.

WGIC participated in Geospatial World Forum 2021

October 25, 2021

At the Geospatial World Forum (GWF), one of the first physical global events in one and a half years, the World Geospatial Industry Council successfully presented itself during several workshops, panel discussions, presentations and meetings.

ITU: a message to the 21st Century for 50 years now

July 15, 2021

ITU Telecom World started out life in Geneva in 1971, with “a message to the 21st century”. In 1971 ICT was all about telecoms; voice over a fixed infrastructure, run by national operators out of government departments.

‘ARIES for SEEA’ Launch

July 1, 2021

On Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9-10 AM (NY time), the offcial launch of the ARIES for SEEA Explorer took place. It’s a new open-source and user-friendly digital technology which enables standardized and customizable ecosystem accounting.

WGIC supported EARSC’s Expandeo event

July 1, 2021

During the EXPANDEO event, WGIC Secretariat participated in the FIRE Forum, which pinpointed current and future opportunities for Earth Observation uptake in six sectors: agriculture, energy (wind), infrastructure, marine, raw materials and urban development.

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.

Virtual Launch of WGIC Report on GeoAI

April 15, 2021

The official launch of WGIC’s latest report, “Geospatial AI/ML (GeoAI) Applications and Policies – A Global Perspective”, took place on April 13th, 2021, during AI for Good, an event organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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.

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.