Pre-Conference Training Program

Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure and Transformation of National Geospatial Agencies

17-19 October 2021 Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, The Netherlands

Introduction

We live in an age where the human and machine worlds are coalescing, characterized by knowledge brought about by data, networks, and powerful tools. The value of geospatial technology has been established and is evident in the IT and engineering sectors - whether advanced medicine, automated vehicles, or online dating – with a combination of sensors, data, and analytics supporting human decision-making.

Objective

The key objective is to help participants understand the:

Developing concept of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure
Evolving role of national geospatial agencies in the 4th Industrial Age
Technology trends and what it means for national geospatial agencies
Need for, and components of, Integrated Geospatial Strategies and Policies
Importance of Standards for a Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure
Innovative partnership and business models
Relationship between Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure and the United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF)
Relevance of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure to geospatial agencies and national development priorities

TARGET AUDIENCE

National Mapping Agencies
Earth Observation / Space Agencies
Spatial Data Infrastructure Agencies
Land and Cadastre Agencies
Geological Agencies
Hydrographic Agencies

Agenda

0930 – 1000 Welcome Coffee
1000 – 1030 Expectation setting & Training objective
1030 – 1200 Lesson 1: Introduction to Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI)

Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure leverages many new opportunities enabled by the 4th Industrial Revolution. It accelerates automation and knowledge-on-demand. It is as relevant for all nation. It supports the United Nations Vision 2030 agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. Integrated Geospatial Information Framework is the framework of choice to implement the Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure.

Objectives:

  • To understand the GKI concept and key elements
  • How 4th Industrial Revolution technologies can improve geospatial in the virtual world?

Key Topics:

  • What is Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI): the concept
  • Key elements
  • Relevance of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure
  • GKI complimenting other initiatives
  • Fundamental data themes, geospatial technologies, integration, value-applications to give knowledge
TrainerJohn Kedar, Strategic Advisor-Geospatial Infrastructure, Geospatial World

John Kedar

Geospatial World
Trainer

John Kedar

Strategic Advisor-Geospatial Infrastructure, Geospatial World
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1430 Lesson 2: Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure: Benefits and Transformation

Objectives:

  • To understand the value proposition and relevance of GKI in today’s context

Key Topics:

  • Value proposition and relevance of GKI in today’s context
  • How GKI will benefit National Mapping Agencies
  • Changing role and transformation required
John Kedar, Strategic Advisor-Geospatial Infrastructure, Geospatial World

John Kedar

Geospatial World

John Kedar

Strategic Advisor-Geospatial Infrastructure, Geospatial World
1430 – 1500 Coffee Break
1500 – 1630 Lesson 3: Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) and Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI)

The Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI) is a new concept to help harness the maximum value of geospatial knowledge, but with the UN GGIM Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) an essential building block and enabler to success. The IGIF is nearing the end of its initial development, with the implementation guide. Whilst some nations are using the IGIF, some are not, and others are not aware how to use it.

Objectives:

  • To understand the IGIF and its relationship with GKI.
  • To understand how to use the IGIF in a national context.

Key Topics:

  • What is the need for IGIF?
  • The key components and pathways of the IGIF
  • Overview of how the IGIF is being used globally, including practical IGIF national use/implementation, and the partners working on its delivery
  • Relationship between GKI and IGIF
TrainerGreg Scott, Inter-regional Advisor, UN-GGIM

Greg Scott

UN-GGIM
Trainer

Greg Scott

Inter-regional Advisor, UN-GGIM
Tim Trainor, President, International Cartographic Association

Tim Trainor

International Cartographic Association

Tim Trainor

President, International Cartographic Association
Case StudyRosamond C. Bing, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Tonga

Rosamond C. Bing

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Case Study

Rosamond C. Bing

Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Tonga
1630 – 1800 Welcome Reception

Partners

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Strategic Partners