Adoption of geospatial technology: Winning and Losing Nations

Adoption of geospatial technology: Winning and Losing Nations

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A
‘Geo-Divided’
World

There will be a clear divide between
‘winning’ and ‘losing’ nations with
respect to the adoption of geospatial
technology

Kevin Pomfret
Executive Director
Centre for Spatial Law and Policy

A healthy geospatial ecosystem needs consistent and transparent laws and policies that support the collection, use, storage, distribution, analysis and display of spatially-enabled data from both public and private sectors. Such a legal and policy framework must be broad based, cutting across both technology platforms and legal disciplines because of the variety of ways geospatial information is collected and used. Such a framework does not necessarily mean creating a new set of laws and policies; in many instances it simply means applying or amending outdated laws, policies and regulations in a timely manner in ways that are applicable to the new capabilities and challenges associated with advancements in geospatial technology.

There will be a clear divide between ‘winning’ and ‘losing’ nations with respect to the adoption of geospatial technology.

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