19th United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific
Emphasizes the need of global reference datasets,
Global geospatial information base and framework,
And establishing best practices in institutional arrangements.
It also appears that the National Geospatial Information Authorities (NGIAs)
Are being reoriented
To look beyond national boundaries
And play a role at regional and global level.
They are also repositioning themselves
To provide geospatial information deliverables
Needed by increasingly demanding users.
With the evolving world’s geospatial ecosystems
NGIAs roles and priorities are changing.
However, the bigger challenge remains,
To make ‘their priorities’,
Of their governments‘.