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Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM explains, how Geospatial data is important for meeting the SDGs

Greg Scott, Inter-Regional Advisor, UN-GGIM Secretariat explains about importance of Geospatial data is for meeting the SDGs.

The Geospatial Ambassador of the year 2015 is a reflection of my efforts.Geospatial data is very important for meeting the SDGs. Earth Observations statistics and other new data support the sustainable development process. We need to integrate information systems at a national level that flow up into a regional and global level. The framework is a national bottom-up approach. In developing countries the use of data construct framework depends on institutional and architectural arrangements. We are moving to rich data paradigm. Turning data into valuable information to support decision making requires change.