Greg Scott heads up the UN’s Global Geospatial Information Management secretariat, part of the UN’s Statistics Division based in New York. UN-GGIM is an intergovernmental committee made up of geographers that advises countries around the world on geospatial policy, methodology and standards.
How mapping the pandemic helps international development
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of geospatial tools in many industries and sectors, including healthcare. The techniques used to monitor and mitigate the virus’s spread could mark a watershed moment in the use of geospatial technology in international development.