From 10-12 February 2016 the GIM International Summit was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The programme comprised thought-provoking topics presented by top speakers from both inside and outside the geomatics field. Furthermore, the audience was engaged in interactive workshops on global issues such as urban planning, social justice and climate change. The conference concluded with an interactive session in which the Summit Declaration was drawn up. It was agreed that, to face the global challenges of the future, the geomatics industry should look beyond technology and further improve collaboration with other industries and the people involved in them.
Associate Professor in Global Change and International Relations International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway. ‘Africa by Numbers: Knowledge & Governance’
Professor of City Planning, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa. ‘Future African Cities: Who Will Benefit from the New Urban Fantasy Plans?’
Professor, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands. ‘Sharing our Earth: Water and Social Justice’
Scientific Associate, Swiss Federal Office of Topography, Zürich, Switzerland. ‘Cadastral Dimensions – Beyond 2D’
Professor of Climate Change, Wageningen University, The Netherlands – ‘Simplification and Visualisation of Data, Crucial for Adaptation to Climate Change’
Director of RICS Land Group, United Kingdom ‘BIM - Here, There, Everywhere’
Professor, International Institute of Administrative Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. ‘Governing GeoSpatial Information for Good Governance’
Geospatial Technologist, Google. ‘The Where of Everything’
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