United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

Established in July 2011, the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) draws on the national capacities and capabilities of Member States. It takes a leading role in setting the agenda for global geospatial information development and promotes the benefits of geospatial information for addressing national policy and key global challenges.

In addition to a global committee of experts, UN-GIMM is developing a regional structure. In Europe, a preparatory committee has provided guidance on the process of establishing a regional committee. Articles and Rules of Procedure for UN-GGIM: Europe and reports on European issues relevant to the Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: the five to ten year vision have been prepared by European UN Member States.

The report of the Preparatory Committee will form part of the business of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) 6-8 August 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

An informal side meeting of representatives from European UN Member States will take place in New York on 5th August. Draft Agenda for the meeting.

The Articles will be adopted at the first plenary meeting of UN-GGIM Europe which will be held in Chisinau, Moldova on 1st October. At this meeting a work plan will be established. A draft of the work plan is available.

Invitiations to the first plenary meeting will be sent to European UN Member State representatives and invited observers in August.

This information is hosted by EuroGeographics as an interim measure until work on the web site of UN-GGIM: Euope is completed.

Any enquiries should, for the time being, be sent to dave.lovell@eurogeographics.org