National Mapping

Theme: Geospatial Knowledge Infrastructure Supporting National Development: Enabling and Augmenting Sectoral Geospatial Programs

18-19 October 2023


In 2022, The National Geospatial Policy recognized geospatial data as vital national infrastructure with economic, social, and environmental benefits. By 2025, it aims to improve location data accessibility across major economic sectors, fostering innovation and enterprise. Sector-specific geospatial strategies will enhance adoption in key development areas, addressing gaps and seizing opportunities for the country GDP expansion. Thereby, collaboration between national mapping agencies and stakeholders is essential to meet evolving demands and develop sectoral geospatial strategies that enables enhanced adoption of geospatial knowledge products based on user demand in the sectoral workflows.

Topics of Discussion

  • National Geospatial Policy: Democratizing Technology Analyze the policy’s impact on geospatial democratization.
  • Geospatial Knowledge in Sectors: Maturation and Impact: Examine geospatial adoption’s role in sectoral workflows and development goals.
  • Dynamic Data Demand: Fulfilling Sectoral Needs: Explore evolving demand for diverse sectoral data themes.
  • Mapping Agencies & Private Sector: Collaborative Role: Study how national mapping and private geospatial sectors contribute to tailored geospatial knowledge products.
  • Collaborative Models: Geospatial, Digital, and Users: Examine evolving collaboration and business dynamics among geospatial, digital, and user stakeholders.
  • Sectoral Strategies: Boosting Geospatial Integration: Assess the necessity of sector-specific geospatial strategies for seamless technology adoption and integration in workflows.
  • National Geospatial Strategy: Enabling Sectoral Adoption: Highlight the importance of an inclusive national geospatial strategy in promoting geospatial knowledge across diverse sectors for sustainable national development.

Target Audience

  • National mapping agencies
  • Government geospatial and digital policymaker’s
  • Government user organizations
  • Geospatial industry
  • 4IR technology companies
  • Private users from key economic sectors
  • Global development organizations
  • Academia and research
  • Civil society organizations
  • Digital, analytics, and knowledge businesses