Advancing the geospatial ecosystem


WGIC joins GEO as a Participating Organization

December 15, 2021

Along with the lnter-lslamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has joined The Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

Satellogic joins International Disasters Charter

September 22, 2021

WGIC Member Satellogic is now providing satellite imaging data from its constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities.

‘ARIES for SEEA’ Launch

April 26, 2021

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

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).

World Energy Issues Monitor 2021

April 14, 2021

Last March, the World Energy Council published its annual World Energy Issues Monitor. Now in its 12th year, the report provides a forward-looking assessment of the global energy agenda based on the views of more than 2,500 energy leaders from 108 countries.

WWC President Loïc Fauchon’s 5 concrete proposals for Improving water governance in Africa

April 12, 2021

During World Water Day 2021, Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council proposed five priority actions to improve water governance in African cities: decentralize water and waste water management as close as possible to local authorities, have autonomous budgets, create training institutes for senior operating technicians, allocate financial and human resources to the maintenance of facilities, and avoid opposing cities against rural areas.

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.

Innovation in Remote Sensing Technologies for accelerated Climate Action

March 15, 2021

The virtual Forum on “Innovation in Remote Sensing Technologies for accelerated Climate Action” was a joint initiative of the Office of the High-Level Global Climate Action Champion (UK), Climate TRACE, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.

News from WGIC partners

March 15, 2021

Highlighting the latest from our partners The European Global Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and the ITF (International Transport Forum at the OECD).

Focus Area: Sustainable Infrastructure

March 15, 2021

The latest news from our Partners in the Building, Engineering & Infrastructure sector, notably BuildingSMART International, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Focus Area: Energy Transition

March 15, 2021

The latest news from WGIC partners in the Energy Sector, featuring the World Energy Council and the International Energy Agency.

UN-GGIM, WFEO, and WGIC at GeoBIM 2020

January 11, 2021

At GeoBIM 2020, WGIC, along with UN-GGIM and WFEO, and member companies Bentley Systems and Oracle Construction and Engineering, discussed the need, challenges, and opportunities of uptake of GeoBIM technologies in the areas of resilient infrastructure, sustainable urban development, and building back better cities.

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.