Virtual Roundtable

Advancing Role of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure in World Economy, Society and Environment A Partner Alliance Project

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1400 - 1600 hrs CET The Netherlands


The virtual roundtable on “Advancing Role of Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure in World Economy, Society and Environment” is being organized with the geospatial ecosystem stakeholders to deep dive into understanding the contexts and readiness for supporting a Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure. Discussions during the roundtable meetings will revolve around current geospatial data infrastructure, policies, institutional capacities, industrial capacity and user capacity. The roundtable meetings will also explore various possible partnership networks, including government to government, government to private, government to multilateral and private to multilateral agencies.

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Program Agenda

Time Agenda

1400 - 1410

Welcome note by the Chair
Rob van de Velde, Director, Geonovum

1410 – 1415

Introductory remarks on Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure (GKI)
Anamika Das, Head – Geospatial Infrastructure, Market Research and Consulting, Geospatial Media and Communications

1415 - 1435

Presentation on GKI followed by Q&A
John Kedar, Strategic Advisor - Geospatial Infrastructure Geospatial Media and Communications

1435 – 1440

Viewpoint: Integration of UN-IGIF and GKI
Greg Scott Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM, United Nations*

1440 - 1550

Discussion on “GKI – Scope, Components and Relevance”
Moderator: Rob van de Velde, Director, Geonovum

“Initial Thoughts by”
Erwin Folmer, Senior Advisor, Kadaster
Jantien Stoter Prof., Geo-Information, TU Delft
Camille van der Harten, Director, GeoBusiness NL
Dirk van Barneveld, Geo-information Officer, Ministry of Interior

(Post the initial thoughts the floor will be open to all the participants to present their thought/views/perspective)

The topic will highlight:

  • Integration of UN-IGIF and Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure
  • Pre-requisites for the transition to a Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure: Policy Integration
  • Real-time data and Analytics: Drivers for the transition to GKI
  • 4IR technologies driving change towards Data Ecosystem adoption
  • Are we ready to move from data to knowledge infrastructure?
  • Collaboration and partnership as underlying principle for GKI
  • PPP to achieve GKI

1550 - 1555

Concluding Remarks to discussions

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