GIM Summit 2016: Migration Workshop

During the GIM International Summit, participants approached location and time-related issues to explore the needs and demands, both within the geospatial sector and beyond. Other workshops:

Migration: Outcomes

Responding to the migration challenge demands knowledge of the spatial element. This refers to the social, economic and political drivers causing the mass movement of people. Insights into points of departure, arrival points and everything in between should be better integrated.

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