Latin America's economic recovery is now gaining momentum with projected growth of up to 1.9% in 2018 and 2.6% in 2019. Adoption of digital and automation technologies can help the region to bolster its growth, especially in key socio-economic sectors such as infrastructure development, agriculture, mining and disaster management. Geospatial information plays a crucial role in planning, monitoring, management, analysis, decision making and improving overall productivity and efficiency. The extent to which geospatial information continues to positively impact society and economy greatly depends on the strength and initiatives of geospatial content producers and ability of users in utilizing the data and solutions.
Latin America Geospatial Forum 2018 shall pursuit to strengthen the role and relevance of geospatial information in Latin America region by connecting stakeholders of geospatial industry with end user communities. The theme 'Geospatial Information: Making a Difference for Billions' will give highlight to this emerging technology and how it is benefitting the economy and society.