Journal article

Sustainable development and geospatial information: a strategic framework for integrating a global policy agenda into national geospatial capabilities

Greg Scott, Abbas Rajabifard

GEO-SPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a new global policy to guide the way countries collectively manage and transform the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of people and the planet over the next 15 years. Achieving sustainable development presents all countries and the global policy community with a set of significant development challenges that are almost entirely geographic in nature. Many of the issues impacting sustainable development can be analyzed, modeled, and mapped within a geographic context, which in turn can provide the integrative framework necessary for global collaboration, consensus and evidence-based decision-making. However, and despite signifi..

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