UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies (UN-GGIM GS) - (previously The Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies
- JBGIS) is one of the
formally recognised by the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial
Information Management (UN-GGIM).
UN-GGIM GS is a
coalition of the Presidents, Secretaries-General or equivalent office
bearers, or their nominees, that lead international organisations
involved in the coordination, development, management, standardisation or
regulation of geospatial information and technologies and related matters.
Themain purpose of UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies is to support the work
of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information
Where possible, it
provides a collective and unified voice regarding geospatial matters, to the
United Nations and other global geospatial information stakeholders and assists
in the coordination of relevant activities between the organisations.
The current members of UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies are:
The International Hydrographic
Office and Urban and Regional
Information Systems Association (URISA) are observing members
UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies typically meets once a year at a location linked to one of the
conferences of the member organisations, or at meetings of the UN
Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).
UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies
International Federation of Surveyors
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
e-mail: Louise Friis-Hansen
Tel + 45 9391 0810 (direct)
Tel + 45 3886 1081
Web site: www.fig.net/unggimgs