[CODATA-international] Open Geospatial Science

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 07:43:32 EDT 2020

Dear all,

The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations. Details at https://ggim.un.org

The draft of Third Edition of Future Trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision is now available for  global consultation and review by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management . Details at


The section on Open Science (Section 6.3 ; page 50-51) might be of interest. I wish to thank all colleagues who  contribute to open education and open science for bridging the geospatial digital divide.[1],[2],[3]

I am grateful to everyone working to make geoeducation and digital economy opportunities available for everyone.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


[1] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/bridging-the-geospatial-digital-divide/

[2] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/geography-awareness-week/

[3] https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/please-share-geoforall-teaching-research-resources-colleagues-students/

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