Second Administrative Level Boundaries

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The Instituto Pan-Americano de Geograpfia e Historia on-boards the SALB Programme as the regional node for the Américas

The SALB programme of the United Nations and the Instituto Pan-American Insitute of Geography and History discussed a partnership toward the achievement of the objectives of SALB in making available a world-wide geospatial data on administrative boundaries. The collaboration was agreed at the beginning of March 2019 and the Instituto Pan-Americano de Geografia e Historia has already started to reach out to its constituents to request their support in contributing their data to the SALB programme.

UNFPA GRID3 Project Workshop in Zambia further promotes the SALB programme

UNFPA organized capacity strengthening workshops on mapping spatial access to health facilities, Geospatial Data and Standards and small area estimation in Lusaka, Zambia from 17 to 21 June 2019.

The “new” UNGEGN invites the SALB programme for a special presentation

Responding to the invitation of the Bureau of UNGEGN to make a special presentation on the SALB programme and its ongoing activities, the presentation, also recorded during the UNGEGN proceedings, emphasized the overarching agendas referring to geospatial information, objectives of the programme and highlighted the contribution of the programme to t

Secretary-General addresses a message at the first World Geospatial Information Congress

The first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress held in Deqing, Zhejiang Province, China, from 19 to 21 November 2018 was convened under the auspices of the United Nations. During the congress, the Secretary-General of the United Nations delivered a video message in which he highlighted the role of geospatial information management towards implementing the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. 

Presentation at the UN-GGIM Americas

The 5th Session of the Regional Committee of UN-GGIM Americas was held within the framework of the Latin America Geospatial Forum in Mexico City, from 6 to 8 November 2018. On this occasion, a representative of the UN-GGIM Secretariat introduced the SALB programme to 85 statisticians and geospatial managers from 33 Member States from the Americas.

Side Event on Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes

The Working Group on Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes convened a Side Event on their work at the Eight Session (2018) of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

SALB in Addis Ababa for GGIM-Africa

The 3rd Meeting of GGIM Africa was organised concurrently with AfricaGIS 2017, both events were hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia during the last week of November 2017.

The SALB was invited by the Economic Commission for Africa in the context of the Expert Group Meeting on Standards and for the GGIM Africa Plenary.

SALB presented at UNGEGN

The conference held in New York, 8-17 August 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names. In recognition of this milestone, the UNGEGN Bureau planned a number of events to celebrate the work and achievements of UNGEGN and UNCSGN.

EuroGeographics contributes its data to SALB

European data from official national sources compiled and harmonized prepared through EuroGeographics is to be included in the Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) programme.

EuroGeographics represents National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities from the whole of geographical Europe, provided its 1:1 million scale topographic open dataset, EuroGlobalMap to assist the project’s aim of compiling global administrative boundaries data from authoritative sources.

The Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) returns

The Second Administrative Boundaries (SALB) programme returns and was presented on 01 August 2017 at the Side Events of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).  The concept  note for the SALB Side Event was advertised on the UN-GGIM website for its Seventh Session proceedings.

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The SALB programme of the United Nations and the Instituto Pan-American Insitute of Geography and History discussed a partnership toward the...

UNFPA organized capacity strengthening workshops on mapping spatial access to health facilities, Geospatial...

Responding to the invitation of the Bureau of UNGEGN to make a special presentation on the SALB programme and its ongoing activities, the...

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