UN STATCOM – 2010 Report on Global Geographic Information Management
Full Title: Report of the National Statistical and Geographical Institute of Brazil on Global Geographic Information Management: Towards Better Global Coordination and Integration with
Author: National Statistical and Geographical Institute of Brazil
Date: 10 December 2009
The report prepared by the National Statistical and Geographical Institute of Brazil describes ongoing initiatives to improve global coordination in the area of geographic information. The report argues for the need for a global spatial data infrastructure and for the better integration of statistical and geographical information. Recent practical experience in this regard gained from the activities of the Institute are shared. The report concludes by recommending a closer active partnership between national statistical offices and national mapping agencies.