UN Establishes Expert Geospatial Information Group

August 16, 2011 at 9:32 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – Geoconnexion:

UN establishes expert geospatial information group

16 August 2011, 10:32am
UN establishes expert geospatial information group

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) made history earlier this month in Geneva by establishing a new intergovernmental body to address an emerging global issue. The UN Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management would bring together, for the first time at the global level, government experts from all member states to consult on the rapidly changing field of geospatial information.

At a time when few new intergovernmental bodies are being created, this decision reflected ECOSOC’s concern for promoting greater and wider use of geospatial information globally for sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. . . . [Full Story]

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