Geospatial information provides the integrative platform for all digital data that has a location dimension to it. All countries and all sectors need geospatial information for national development and decision-making. The framework provides a guide to countries in the development and management of their geospatial information resources, to enable country-specific action plans to be prepared and implemented for strengthening national geospatial information management.
A NEW INTEGRATED GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION FRAMEWORK: Everything happens somewhere. A new integrated geospatial information framework was launched August 1st 2018 in New York. PHOTO: The United Nations
The Norwegian Mapping authority has contributed to a global consultation on an Integrated Geospatial Framework led by by UN-GGIM, the United Nations’ initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management. UN-GGIM had 40 responses from the consultation, with every one of them in full agreement with the Framework. A report to the Committee of Experts is available here.
The Framework aims to assist countries to move towards e-economies, e-service and e-commerce to improve services to citizens, build capacity for using geospatial technology, enhance informed government decision-making processes, facilitate private sector development, take practical actions to achieve a digital transformation, and to bridge the geospatial digital divide in the implementation of national strategic priorities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Visit the UN's website to read more about the background for this framework.