The event 'Geographic Information System (GIS) for a Sustainable World' will be held on 17–19 April 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is being co-hosted by the United Nations Insitute for Training and Research's (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Application Programme (UNOSAT) and Esri.
Formerly called the GIS for the United Nations and International Community Conference, the event explores how the platform, ArcGIS, empowers the international community to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The 2018 edition of the event includes a GIS solutions expo and showcase, an interactive environment to drive collaboration among GIS peers, GIS management sessions, technical workshops, and a new track engaging the private sector to use GIS for sustainability. Topics to be discussed include, inter alia:
- GIS infrastructure – best practices and challenges
- Field data collection, drones, and monitoring operations
- Web GIS in low/no bandwidth environments
Participation is geared towards professionals in the sustainable development community, but registration is by invitation only.
For more information, visit the event website.