Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Roundtables

Evolution of User Demand and Co-creation of Fit-for-purpose Geospatial Knowledge

11-12 May 2022


The roundtables will be conducted for the following 3 sectors:

  • Land Administration

    11 May 2022, 0800 – 0900


  • Cities

    11 May 2022, 1200 – 1300


  • Agriculture

    12 May 2022, 1200 – 1300



In the 4th industrial revolution, geospatial data has become ubiquitous and an integral component of workflows of users across sectors. The sectoral users increasingly seek to generate geospatial-enabled knowledge quickly for enhanced decision-making. The traditional geospatial infrastructure is supply-driven and data-centric catering primarily to professional spatial users. The Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure aims to enable the transition to a demand and user-driven infrastructure which is knowledge-centric and caters to non-spatial users as well for geospatial-enabled decision making.

The transition to a demand-driven infrastructure necessitates the development of a collaborative and inclusive geospatial ecosystem, where the technology and data providers engage and collaborate with the user industry to understand the evolving needs and develop products as per the demand. In order to meet the evolving needs of the users in the 4IR and to guarantee impact, the production economics need to change by capitalizing on the explosion of source data, combined with machine intelligence, analytics and user applications. The state of adoption of geospatial technology in the sectoral workflow along with the associated benefits and challenges need to be understood to identify the gap areas and to develop the strategies for better integration of geospatial knowledge in the workflow through the co-creation of fit-for-purpose geospatial products.


The key objective of the roundtables is to assess the sectoral requirements by understanding:

State of adoption of geospatial and frontier technology in the sectoral workflow
Factors enabling geospatial adoption in the workflow
Benefits and challenges of geospatial adoption
Evolution of user demand and requirements in 4IR
Level of engagement and collaboration with geospatial industry
Expectations from geospatial industry to meet evolving demand

The roundtables will help in identifying the maturity of geospatial adoption in sectoral workflows, and develop strategies for geospatial-enabled knowledge co-creation for enhanced decision-making.

Target Audience

  • Government User Departments
  • Private User Industry
  • National Mapping Agencies
  • Private Geospatial Industry
  • Earth Observation / Space Agencies
  • Digital/ 4IR Industry