Mapping out a sustainable future for people and the planet

Stefan Schweinfest. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The same technological advances that turn your mobile phone into a mapping device are being harnessed in global efforts to address poverty, climate change and natural disasters.

The integration of maps, software and data to capture and analyse details from locations anywhere on the planet is known as geospatial information.

A UN expert committee on the management of geospatial information is this week holding its latest meeting at UN Headquarters, bringing together participants from more than 80 countries.

To learn more about their work, Dianne Penn sat down with Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the UN's Statistics Division, who works with the committee members.

Duration: 4'15"

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