Geo4IR Capacity Development Program



The geospatial industry is at the cusp of unlocking billions of dollars and creating significant socio-economic benefits for the world. This industry growth can be attributed to recent advances and innovations in sensor-data fusion capability, and location-based technologies and the ubiquitous penetration of geospatial information and technologies to benefit – individuals, local municipalities, provincial and federal governments, and voluntary organizations.

The linkage between IT and geospatial (inclusive of GIS, Earth Observation, GNSS and Positioning, Scanning) requires a minimum quantum of defined skills which would empower individuals to take up high-value geospatial and related jobs. While the industry is growing at an exponential rate – there is enough evidence which supports the existing ‘shortage’, ‘mismatch’ or ‘talent gap’ within the geospatial technology and 4th industrial revolution technology (AI, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, AR/VR) ecosystem. Often leading geospatial companies, and user stakeholders (inclusive of government bodies) find it challenging to hire people with the appropriate training and skills. The competence gap which exists results in pressure on productivity and efficiency and henceforth slow adoption of technology across various vertical domains. The need for Geo4IR trained professionals is increasingly the need of the hour.


As part of its’ initiative to understand the requirement of the geospatial ecosystem, Geospatial World in collaboration with Missouri Geo4IR is organizing a roundtable discussion on Geo4IR Capacity Development which will bring together the ecosystem together to deliberate over the following –

  1. Understand existing skill gaps and technology know-how
  2. Challenges related to workforce development in geospatial ecosystem
  3. Existing and futuristic opportunities for new recruits in the Geo4IR economy
  4. Skills required by companies for today and tomorrow (2030 vision)

The roundtable discussion of two hours on 11th January 2022 shall bring together stakeholders who are profiled as -

  1. Geospatial technology providers
  2. Public and private data providers
  3. Government and enterprise users
  4. Consultants, academia and associations

Interested? If you want to participate in this two hour session and share your thoughts with us, please write to us at or Since this is an invitation-based event, seats are limited.