Greg Scott joins keynote speaker line-up at GSDI 15 World Conference

The organizing team of the 15th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure World Conference (GSDI 15), announced that Greg Scott will shore up the conference’s already impressive keynote speaker line-up.

Greg Scott will join Mark Reichardt, President of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director of the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO), and Ed Parsons, the Geospatial Technologist of Google, in delivering thought-provoking talks on the status, trends, and future of spatial data infrastructure. 

GSDI 15 is being held in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) from 28 November to 2 December 2016, under the theme “Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland”. The Conference is being jointly hosted by GSDI and its Taiwan-based members, the Taiwan Association of Disaster Prevention Industry (TADPI) and the Taiwan Geographic Information System Center (TGIC), with strong support from Ministry of the Interior (MOI), Government of Taiwan.

Greg-ScottGreg Scott is an Inter-Regional Adviser on Global Geospatial Information Management, leading the UN Statistics Division’s Secretariat functions for the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), an inter-governmental mechanism created by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2011. Mr. Scott has more than 30 years of experience in developing and implementing holistic geospatial information outcomes for contemporary societal challenges. This includes a significant record of leadership and achievement in the application of integrated geospatial information analyses with scientific research related to: the environment; natural hazard risk; disaster and national security modeling and response; topographic mapping; delivering decision support tools; mapping systems; and methodologies that are recognized by peers globally.

“Our keynote speakers represent leading voices that not only have been transforming how geospatial data and technologies are managed and embedded in society, but these individuals are recognized for how they forge connections and partnerships across sectors and with other industries,” said David Coleman, GSDI President.  “We are excited about what the keynote speakers will bring to GSDI 15 in November, and I’m sure conference participants will gain both knowledge and creative inspiration to take back home and apply to their SDI efforts.”


In addition to GSDI 15’s standout keynote line-up, the event also will feature exceptional featured speakers and technical sessions. The GSDI 15 Call for Abstracts will remain open until June 1st (see You are invited and encouraged to share your SDI practices, learn from colleagues, and broaden your collaborative network! GSDI will continue to add more details about the conference program to the Conference website in the coming weeks.

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