United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress UPSC | UNWGIC

United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress UPSC | UNWGIC

Why in The News ?

  • The Global Geospatial Information Community was sensitized about the second UNWGIC  to be organized by India in October next year.
  • It would show a glimpse of India’s evolving geospatial ecosystem.
  • India has liberalized geospatial policy and it strengthen the geospatial ecosystem.
  • Under the “SVAMITA” scheme rural population is empowered, as digital certificate of landholding is being given to rural landowners.

International Solar Alliance | UPSC | Power, Functions

About United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM):

Established by
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) in 2011.
Aim
  • To play a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges.
Committee
  • The committee consists of government experts from United Nations Member States as well as experts from international organizations, as observers.
  • The UN-GGIM is scheduled to meet at least once a year and reports directly to ECOSOC.

About United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress(UNWGIC):

Organized By
  • United Nation Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) every four years.
Aim
  • To enhance international collaboration among the Member States and relevant stakeholders in Geospatial information management and capacities.
  • A geographic information system(GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analysing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
First Summit
  • The first UNWGIC was organized by China in 2018.
Second Summit
  • India is going to host the second UNWGIC in 2022, at Hyderabad. The theme is: “Towards Geo-enabling the Global Village.”

 

Source : PIB 

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top