“The UN Open GIS initiative – Spiral 4 for geospatial data collection”
2019-08-28, 12:30–12:50, Fortuna East
Working Group 4, also called Spiral 4, of the UN Open GIS Initiative aims to provide solutions to collect geospatial data for UN missions. Due to the diversity and complexity of source data and mission fields, one single solution for geospatial data collection could not satisfy the requirements from the UN. Furthermore, most of the UN missions take place in regions where geospatial data are very limited. Spiral 4 has been working to develop and provide several solutions for divers and difficult requirements from the UN. In this talk, we will present the vision and solutions that we are developing so far, such as live drone maps, open geo-CMS, and quality control tools. We will also discuss and share the lessons learned from Spiral 4.