To coordinate international dialogue on spatial data infrastructures and enhance cooperation in spatial information, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to establish a committee of experts on global geospatial information management.
The Secretary-General proposed that the UN take the leading role and serve as the coordinating entity of the global geospatial information community. The committee is mandated, among other tasks, to provide a platform for the development of effective strategies on how to build and strengthen national capacity on geospatial information, especially in developing countries.
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Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. firstname.lastname@example.org