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22-25 September 2014

Hotel Hilton, Mexico Reforma
Mexico City


UN GGIM for Americas

Preliminary Agenda of UN&-GGIM:Americas First Session
Wednesday, 24th September 2014
09:00 - 09:15 hrs Welcome Message - Act. Rolando Ocampo, UN - GGIM:Americas President
09:15 - 10:00 hrs Presentation of annual report UN-GGIM:Americas - Act. Rolando Ocampo, UNGGIM:Americas President
10:00 - 10:45 hrs Keynote Conference - Dr. Antonio Arozarena Villar, Advisor of the National Program for Observation of Territory of the National Geographic Institute of Spain

Arrangements made in Spain, three pillars:
  • National Plan for Land Observation (PNOT)
  • New production in Geospatial Reference Information (GRI)
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
10:410:45 - 11:00 hrs Networking Break
11:00 - 12:40 hrs > Presentation of objectives and plans of working groups (20 minutes each one)
  • WG on Standards and technical specifications
  • WG on geospatial data collection and management.
  • WG on access and use of geospatial information in disaster risk reduction and climate change.
  • WG on regional coordination and cooperation.
  • WG on promotion and assessment of Spatial Data Infrastructure
12:412:40 - 13:15 hrs Distribution of Working Groups members>
13:313:15 - 14:30 hrs Lunchrong>
14:30 - 18:00 hrs Working Group sessions
Thursday, 25th September 2014
09:00 - 10:30 hrs Presentation of the Working Group sessions results
10:310:30 - 11:00 hrs Networking Break
11:00 - 12:30 hrs > Conclusions and proposal of Work Plan 2014-2015 for UN-GGIM:Americas
12:30 - 13:30 hrs General Issues
13:30 - 14:30 hrs Lunch
Tourist Activity


  • Álvaro Monett, Executive Secretariat of the National Land Information System of Chile, Chile
  • Carren Williams, Acting Principal Land Information Officer, Belize
  • César Rodríguez, Director of the Military Geographic Service, Uruguay
  • Elena Posada, Spatial Data Infrastructure Coordinator at the Office of Research and Development in Geographic Information. Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi, Colombia
  • Fausto Ramírez, General Director of the National Institute of Geography and Cadaster, Hondura
  • Guillermo Santos, General Director, National Geographic Institute, Guatemala
  • Israel Sánchez, General Director - National Geographic Institute Tommy Guardia, Panamá
  • María Fernanda León, SDI, Ecuador
  • Max Lazaro, Technical Secretary of Geographical and Geomatic Information, Peru
  • Max Lobo, General Director - National Geographic Institute, Costa Rica
  • Moisés Ramón Servín, Head of Surveying and Geodesy Military Geographic Service, Paraguay
  • Prashant Shukle, Director General, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Earth Sciences Sector, Canada
  • Ricardo Mansilla, Director of the National Geographic Institute, Argentina
  • Rigoberto Magaña, Director of the National Institute of Geography and Cadaster, El Salvador
  • Trevor Shaw, Director of Surveys and Mapping of The National Land Agency, Jamaica
  • Valéria Oliveira Henrique de Araújo, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE, Brasil

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