ITHACA @ 12th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting

ITHACA attended the 12th United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) Plenary Meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Formed in 2000, UNGIWG is a network of UN professionals working in the fields of cartography and geospatial information management science to address issues of common concern. Since its inception, UNGIWG has been laying the foundations for a United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure (UNSDI).

At its core, the UNSDI contributes substantively to the mission of the United Nations by engaging member states, regional organizations and partners in building consensus, policy and governance mechanisms to ensure that geospatial data and information sharing practices are used widely in advancing social, economic development, environmental and humanitarian agendas.

ITHACA presented the EC funded GMES Service for Geospatial Reference Data Access (RDA) Covering Areas Outside Europe. Keynote speeches are available at the UNGIWG website.