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Strengthening Geospatial Information Management: Using the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (Virtual Knowledge Exchange)

This course is based on the World Bank’s “Strengthening Geospatial Information Management: Using the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF)”. This course builds on work to e-package global learning and innovation for leveraging sustainable development and contribute to socio-economic improvements. It will include the efforts of governments, the private sector and academia to address: Governance, Technology, People and Benefits.

Strengthening Geospatial Information Management: Using the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (Virtual Knowledge Exchange)

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Starts Dec 3
Estimated 4 weeks
2–3 hours per week
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About this course

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In the digital era, geospatial information technology has emerged as a major contributor to economic transformation for many countries. Every decision we make, every event or daily activity we do occurs at a geographic location. Geospatial information is used across different sectors to solve complex problems such as hazard risk management, integrated transportation, sustainable land administration and management, health services, urban policy and planning, and much more.

Innovative geospatial information technologies are “disrupting” conventional ways for addressing the development and management of different sectors, transitioning the culture, education and institutional frameworks along with its evolution. From navigating closest restaurants to tracking logistics and planning optimal delivery routes, the transforming digital services built on geospatial information, GPS and base maps have gradually become part of our daily routine.

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  • Language: English
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What you'll learn

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The objective of this course is to raise awareness and share practical experiences of using the IGIF to strengthen the use of integrated geospatial information technologies to enhance resiliency and sustainable development through its application.

Week 1: Governance

IGIF Strategic Pathways 1, 2 and 3. This week will share cases of governance and institutional models for the development of Spatial Data Infrastructures, including policy and legal frameworks for geospatial information management and technology as well as financial models.

Week 2: Technology

IGIF Strategic Pathways 4, 5 and 6: This week will explore data and standardization aspects, including the development of a standards framework, cutting edge Digital Twin applications, and innovative examples of integrating geospatial information and statistical data.

Week 3: People

IGIF Strategic Pathways 7, 8 and 9: This week will share insights from professionals on how to develop effective communications and outreach campaigns, to foster partnerships to boost innovation, and ensuring that the education system is preparing geospatial professionals to meet future needs.

Week 4: Benefits

This week offers an overview of the benefits derived from geospatial information technology and management, country-level examples and a tutorial on how to calculate the socio-economic impact at national and local levels.

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