The UN Open GIS Initiative is an ongoing Partnership Initiative leaded by the United Nations Geospatial Operations. The Initiative, established in March 2016, is supported by several UN Agencies and mission partners (Member States, technology contributing countries, international organizations, academia, NGOs, and the private sector) and takes full advantage of their expertise.
The target is the creation of an extended open-source spatial data infrastructure that meets the requirements of the UN Secretariat (including UN field missions and regional commissions), and then expands to UN agencies, UN operating partners and developing countries. The keynote will explain the reasons of the choice toward openness, will describe the various components of the initiative (Working Groups and Pilot Projects) and will present the reached level of maturity. Lessons learned and future developments will conclude.