PSMA to collaborate with international organisations

By on 24 June, 2014

Latin America

EuroGeographics, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Pan-American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH), and PSMA Australia Limited have signed a letter of intent mapping out steps for closer cooperation at the 8th INSPIRE Conference in Aalborg, Denmark.

The collaboration will lead to an intercontinental agreement between the organisations with a key objective of contributing to the development of a practical global spatial data infrastructure. The aim is to share knowledge and support worldwide demand for consistent, authoritative geospatial information while also enhancing the individual capabilities and organisational capacities of each signatory.

“We’re delighted to be planning closer cooperation with our colleagues in CAF, PAIGH and PSMA,” says EuroGeographics’ Executive Director and Secretary General, Dave Lovell OBE.

“Exchanging expertise across the three continents will help to advance the development of national, regional, and global spatial data infrastructures. It will also support demands for consistent authoritative geospatial information from organisations such as the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the UN Global Map for Sustainable Development project (UNGM4SD).”

CAF funds and coordinates the CAF/PAIGH GeoSUR Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Geospatial Information Network. GeoSUR Program coordinator, Eric van Praag added: “This collaboration creates a number of very exciting opportunities, particularly in developing important datasets, establishing networks for sharing best practice and knowledge and, in doing so, increasing the capacity for building geographic information.”

Secretary General of PAIGH, Rodrigo Barriga-Vargas said: “Our organisations have much in common and we welcome the opportunity to learn from one another’s experience. Collaboration between us will greatly benefit the whole geospatial community.”

Chief Executive Officer, PSMA Australia, Dan Paull added: “Further cooperation between us opens up many possibilities for enhancing the delivery of geographic information using the latest ICT developments and leveraging Cloud services. We are really excited to be part of an initiative that focuses on meeting market demands and the needs of users.”

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