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World Geospatial Forum 2022 – Geography and Humanity

Leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, challengers, pioneers and disrupters from across the ever-growing geospatial ecosystem will take the stage at GWF 2022. Hear their stories!

The scientist who redefined traditional conservation….


Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment.

The inventor of microsatellites….


Founder and Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

Since 1981, Sir Martin has pioneered rapid-response, low-cost and highly-capable small satellites utilising modern terrestrial COTS devices to 'change the economics of space'. In 1985 he formed a spin-off University company (SSTL) which has designed, built, launched and operated in orbit 71 nano, micro, and mini-satellites – including the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) and the first Galileo navigation satellite (GIOVE-A) for ESA.

The thought leader who first introduced GIS as a science…


Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Prof. Goodchild has played a major role in building, strengthening, and adding meaning and relevance to GIS/geospatial community. His never-ending passion and unparalleled contributions towards crafting and shaping fabric of geospatial discipline in last 3-4 decades has laid foundation for vibrant, socially relevant, and value oriented geospatial industry.

These changemakers along with 100 other eminent speakers have confirmed their participation in Amsterdam this Spring. As the industry goes through a positive transformation, this is the best time to get together and make further progress as a group. Join us!


Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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