UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC), Chinese National Committee for Future Earth (CNC-FE), Chinese National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG), LIESMARS, Wuhan University
Future Earth is a global research platform aiming to provide knowledge and supporting to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformations towards Sustainability are its three research themes. These depend critically on the availability and utilization of reliable information at both local and global scale. With the advancement of remote sensing, spatial information technology and modern cartography technologies, more and more spatial data sets at both global and local scales have been produced in the past and will be generated continuously in the future. Supporting Future Earth with reliable global geo-information is becoming a key challenge for assuring a successful global understanding, environmental change analysis, transformational development and dynamic modeling.
This joint workshop will present the latest development of global spatial data production and sharing, exchange successful application experiences of global geo-information, examine up-to-date user requirements and key gaps, and identify major challenges. It aims at promoting the multi-disciplinary collaboration towards providing reliable global geo-information to support Future Earth.