In the digital era, geospatial information technology has emerged as a major contributor to economic transformation for many countries. Every decision we make, every event or daily activity we do occurs at a geographic location. Geospatial information is used across different sectors to solve complex problems such as hazard risk management, integrated transportation, sustainable land administration and management, health services, urban policy and planning, and much more.
Innovative geospatial information technologies are “disrupting” conventional ways for addressing the development and management of different sectors, transitioning the culture, education and institutional frameworks along with its evolution. From navigating closest restaurants to tracking logistics and planning optimal delivery routes, the transforming digital services built on geospatial information, GPS and base maps have gradually become part of our daily routine.
Week 1: Governance
IGIF Strategic Pathways 1, 2 and 3. This week will share cases of governance and institutional models for the development of Spatial Data Infrastructures, including policy and legal frameworks for geospatial information management and technology as well as financial models.
Week 2: Technology
IGIF Strategic Pathways 4, 5 and 6: This week will explore data and standardization aspects, including the development of a standards framework, cutting edge Digital Twin applications, and innovative examples of integrating geospatial information and statistical data.
Week 3: People
IGIF Strategic Pathways 7, 8 and 9: This week will share insights from professionals on how to develop effective communications and outreach campaigns, to foster partnerships to boost innovation, and ensuring that the education system is preparing geospatial professionals to meet future needs.
Week 4: Benefits
This week offers an overview of the benefits derived from geospatial information technology and management, country-level examples and a tutorial on how to calculate the socio-economic impact at national and local levels.