Geospatial information's role and relevance have permeated all spheres of modern living. No longer limited to national security or socio-economic and environmental management, geospatial data is now providing a competitive edge to businesses and becoming a daily necessity for digitally connected consumers.
National Mapping Authorities (NMAs) must continue modernizing their geospatial strategies and workflows to cater to the increased demand for geospatial content while remaining effective and cost-efficient.
Innovations in 4IR technologies have transformed how geospatial data is captured, managed, and produced. More and more industry players are now contributing to creating geospatial content, which continues expanding the value chain and its larger ecosystem. Sharing and collaboration around national data and downstream apps and services will create value and new business models for NMAs and the industry.
The National Mapping program will discuss the evolving geospatial stakeholder ecosystem, technology trends, new opportunities, evolved user demands, and the ideal collaborative framework for better national geospatial knowledge services.