UN-GGIM: A Mature Initiative

For the last seven years, there’s been even more of a buzz in steaming-hot New York in the midst of summer, writes Durk Haarsma, publishing director of 'GIM International'. Every summer, several hundred policymakers, directors of cadastres and national mapping agencies, ministers and secretaries of state, permanent representatives and other delegates from Member States plus a large contingent of observers from the private sector and non-governmental organisations come together there. As the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), they shape the future implementation of geospatial information at the very heart of government decision-making right around the globe. Why, one could ask? Well, because... (read more)

Every issue of GIM International is introduced to its worldwide readership by the publisher. It’s in this place that developments in the geomatics business, tools and techniques, hard- and software and more are put in the broader light of the outside world of economics and entrepreneurship. Regular and returning topics are for instance the geomatics business in upcoming regions, but also the importance of developing state-of-the art cadastre and land registration systems for the future welfare of citizens or the increasing application of new techniques like crowdsourcing and UAV’s.

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