The World Geospatial Industry Council is a global not-for-profit trade association of commercial geospatial companies created to demonstrate the value of geospatial technologies through mapping and earth observations.
WGIC represents the entire value-chain of the geospatial ecosystem – from data providers like mappers and surveyors, to technology providers for hardware and software, to service providers for disaster resilience, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure – all components of WGIC’s Climate Agenda. In this regard, WGIC is an advocate, and can, therefore, be a voice for the social business enterprise components of this important, and under-utilized sector.
Enhance the role of the geospatial industry and strengthen its contribution in the global economy and society.
Facilitate exchange of knowledge within the geospatial industry and co-creation of larger business opportunities for the geospatial industry.
Represent business interest, share perspectives of the geospatial industry and undertake policy advocacy and dialogue with public authorities, multilateral agencies and other relevant bodies.
WGIC works globally on demonstrating the value and relevance of geospatial technologies under various Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, WGIC focuses on climate change and its impact in the thematic areas of disaster resilience, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure.
For this, WGIC works in close collaboration with several global organizations like Building Smart International, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the United Nations Global Geographic Information Management (UNGGIM) initiative, and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).