United Nations Committee of Experts discuss the importance of Global Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management met in New York on the 13th – 15th of August, with experts from around the world being invited to contribute their views on the future trends in geospatial information management.

The report can be found here.

The committee stated:
“Given the vast amount of data being generated, particularly through use of the Web, and the need to make sense of this data, the ability to link information on the Web will be increasingly important in the coming years. To this end, data is likely to increasingly be distributed as Linked Data in the coming five to ten years. Linked Data offers the opportunity to connect data to other pieces of data on the Web, contextualising and adding value to the information that already exists. Given the amount of data already generated and the fact that this amount will continue to increase, the importance of linking data together, particularly by location, is likely to grow.”