GIS for the UN and International Community Conference

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 00:00 EDT
Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:00 EDT

The GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference is organised by UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri to bring awareness of the positive potential for GIS professionals to work together on global issues ranging from disasters to climate change and humanitarian assistance. From an office in Geneva to a refugee camp in Africa, GIS enables better collaboration, visualization, and rapid dissemination of critical information when and where it's needed most. Empowering action in territorial planning, as well as in response operations, requires a true geographical understanding of the complex challenges being faced.
Join us to

  • Understand how to make critical information more accessible and actionable
  • Develop and direct strategies on how to best apply
    geographic information science to devise better responses to regional
    and global challenges
  • Discover how to better organize and manage information,
    resources, and people through improved visibility, communication, and
  • Participate in building a community to expand capacity and understanding at all levels