DigitalGlobe, a Maxar Technologies company, appointed two leaders to the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), formed during the 8th session of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) held on Aug.2, 2018. DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky will serve as a patron of the organization, and DigitalGlobe Senior Vice President Amy Minnick will serve as president of the council.
WGIC is comprised of 21 geospatial thought leaders advocating for the adoption of geospatial technologies. The council will focus on facilitating the exchange of knowledge among geospatial industry leaders with the goal of educating both public and private sector organizations about the true potential for geospatial technologies to solve problems for businesses and governments alike — from monitoring commercial assets to eradicating diseases such as polio.
WGIC will also raise awareness among public officials, multi-lateral agencies, and other government agencies to the importance of reduced regulatory constraints on private sector participation in the geospatial industry and promoting the benefits of the commercialization of geospatial information.
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