The GIS for a Sustainable World Conference is the place to discover how intelligent maps and apps can accelerate your work to achieve the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
What is a Geographical System (GIS)?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map, such as streets, buildings, and vegetation. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships.
Many different types of information can be compared and contrasted using GIS. The system can include data about people, such as population, income, or education level. It can include information about the landscape, such as the location of streams, different kinds of vegetation, and different kinds of soil. It can include information about the sites of factories, farms, and schools; or storm drains, roads, and electric power lines.
With GIS technology, people can compare the locations of different things in order to discover how they relate to each other. For example, using GIS, a single map could include sites that produce pollution, such as factories, and sites that are sensitive to pollution, such as wetlands and rivers. Such a map would help people determine where water supplies are most at risk.
GIS for a Sustainable World
Formerly called the GIS for the United Nations and International Community Conference, this revamped event explores how Esri’s ArcGIS platform empowers the international community to achieve the global goals. The event is co-hosted by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT), and Esri.
This year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers – and focuses on applying GIS to support people, planet, prosperity, and peace. You will learn how WebGIS is improving workflows and efficiencies – from field data collection to monitoring and evaluation of projects. You will leave the event with new understanding how GIS can help you to derive new insights from your data. You can enjoy compelling sessions in any of the tracks: management, technical and private sector. With an agenda full of immersive technical workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges, lightning sessions, social networking with other professionals in the sustainable development community, and opportunities to explore technology by ‘doing’, this is an event unlike any other.
Registration is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please refer to the special link within the invitation to register. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to apply to attend, please feel free to do so, and the conference committee will review your request. If your request is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please note that only officially confirmed participants may attend the conference.
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