The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dublin City Council
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Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is the premium geospatial industry platform that connects professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. Its collaborative and interactive nature has made GWF a ‘conference of conferences’, offering unique, unmissable experience to geospatial professionals worldwide.
Attended by the entire spectrum of the IT and geospatial community globally, GWF is the place to be seen, exhibit ground-breaking products and technologies, and make remarkable connections with senior decision-makers, thought leaders and innovators in the industry.
GWF shall continue to facilitate collaborative engagement amongst communities, demonstrating collective and shared vision towards becoming an innovative industry.
WHAT THE LEADERS SAY...
IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS OF THE LATEST
“We have transformed from handwork processes to an automated process, to data processes and data knowledge, and further, we have to transform up in the value chain. Even with the new technologies like AI/ML coming up, we have to improve the governance in checks and balances to give better services to citizens”
“Open Data are essential for a striving Geoinformation sector. The European Open Data portal harvests data from Public National Data Portals. However, it does not harvest Open Data from private sources. An easy access to these Private Open Data is essential and EUROGI is happy to facilitate this process with like-minded partners.”
“We are in an era of open data. People are concerned about where data is coming from. This is also a challenge. How do we keep geospatial data relevant in fast-changing time”
“We have to change our priorities and we need to shift those very quickly and we need to begin action now. This really means to apply our best science, our best technology, and bring what got us to this point, that is, human creativity and not just the digital representation of that. To do this, geography and geographic thinking are essential”
“We in GEO firmly believe that Earth Observations have no borders, and we need a coalition of the willing governments and partners, who would come together and take a similar approach of transboundary, transdisciplinary and trans-sectoral to work collectively, to mobilize action to bring Earth Observation to the forefront of decision making”
“Integration is, of course, one of the powerful elements of geospatial information. As we saw, there are these layers of information that we can put together on a geographical basis. I think, working with that integration element is very powerful to address the problems that we face. One of the things that is happening right now is we are pushing from data and information to knowledge and the next step is, obviously, from knowledge to action”
“We need geospatial infrastructure, geospatial knowledge infrastructure, and Digital Twins to address our nation’s key challenges, including the impact of climate change; energy transition; agriculture transition; housing construction; and replacement infrastructure. The geospatial strategy is crucial for our vital infrastructure”
“There is a large amount of data coming from different sources; we need to fully utilize that data and search for newer application areas. Collaboration between academia, industry, and the government has to increase – new entrants from R&D/academia or startups should be encouraged”
“At GWF 2022, the European Umbrella Organisation EUROGI will address the need for increasing student numbers in academic programs. By launching the ‘Digital Earth Alliance’ of higher education departments, an umbrella brand across all relevant disciplines will be established for increased visibility, recognition, and uptake of geospatial education”