Geographic Information for Development

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CAMRI Research Associate Doug Specht’s work has been included in the Association for Geographic Information’s 2020 Foresight report.

The AGI Foresight Report 2020 gives insight into the issues we believe will have a significant impact on our economy, environment and society over the next five years. The purpose of the Report is to both observe and challenge the current role of Geographic Information (GI) in relation to these issues. Doug writes specifically on the role of GIS and GI in the 3rd sector and the way in which it can influence policy and practice in international development.

The Report highlights five key themes that are of relevance, not only to the GI industry, but to anyone with a vested interest in how technology and information will change our world and businesses in the next five years.

These five themes – Open, Big Data, BIM and Future Cities, Innovative Technologies and Policy – form the backbone of our Report, bringing together papers from experts across industries and disciplines.

They show that the GI community can, and must, play a big part in helping us to understand and maximise benefits from these areas, and meet head on the challenges and opportunities the next five years will bring.


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