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February 14th, 2011
UN to Establish Entity on Global Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations is to bring together the world’s national mapping agencies and other geospatial organisations to develop a streamlined and integrated framework that would support global geospatial information management. According to Hiroshi Murakami, Co-chair of the second preparatory meeting on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM), while there are various international organisations that have been working on geospatial information, the UN feels that there is a need for an official mechanism that would link the outcomes of such organisations to specific policy decisions and actions of member states. Read More