2014 Annual Meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS) 4 August 2014, UN Statistics Division, 2 UN Plaza, New York

The 2014 Annual Meeting of JBGIS was attended by nine of the ten participating international organization. The meeting agreed to support ICA’s initiative for an “International Map Year” that will be launched at ICA’s 2015 Congress. The initiative will seek to showcase and raise awareness of the contributions and importance of geospatial information, of cartography and of maps. The fourth Session of UNGGIM endorsed ICA’s proposed initiative for the “International Map Year” for 2015/2016.

News in 2014

2014 Annual Meeting of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JBGIS)

4 August 2014, UN Statistics Division, 2 UN Plaza, New York

The 2014 Annual Meeting of JBGIS was attended by nine of the ten participating international organization, namely IAG (Chris Rizos), ICA (Georg Gartner and William Cartwright), IEEE-GRSS (Ms. Melba Crawford), IHO (Robert Ward), IMIA (Mark Cygan), ISCGM (Toru Nagayama), ISPRS (Orhan Altan), GSDI (David Coleman), and FIG (CheeHai Teo). William Cartwright of the International Cartographic Association chaired the meeting. Towards the closing stages of the meeting, Prof. Chris Rizos of the International Association of Geodesy was unanimously confirmed as the Chair of JB-GIS and the Joint Board thanked Prof. William Cartwright for his chairing of the Joint Board over the past three years.

The meeting agreed to support ICA’s initiative for an “International Map Year” that will be launched at ICA’s 2015 Congress. The initiative will seek to showcase and raise awareness of the contributions and importance of geospatial information, of cartography and of maps. The fourth Session of UNGGIM endorsed ICA’s proposed initiative for the “International Map Year” for 2015/2016. The meeting discussed and noted the JB-GIS Ad Hoc Committee on Disaster and Risk Management will be convening 2015 GI4DM Conference in Montpellier, France in September 2015. The meeting also considered and noted another follow-up publication proposed by ISPRS provisionally titled as “Application of Geo-information to Enhance Disaster and Risk Management: Case Analyses of Functions and Processes” with an acronym AGENDA.

The timing and venue of the 2015 JBGIS Annual Meeting will be confirmed at a later date and is likely to be at the sideline of the Fifth Session of UN-GGIM.

Further meetings at UN Headquarter in New York, August 2014:

 

CheeHai Teo
August 2014
New York

19 August 2014


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