Glossary

United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework

Synonym
Integrated Geospatial Information Framework,
IGIF

The United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) provides a basis and guide for developing, integrating, strengthening and maximising geospatial information management and related resources in all countries. It will assist countries in bridging the geospatial digital divide and securing socio-economic prosperity, leaving no one behind.

The IGIF comprises three parts: Part 1 an Overarching Strategic Framework; Part 2 an Implementation Guide; and Part 3 a Country-level Action Plan. The three parts comprise a comprehensive Integrated Geospatial Information Framework that serves a country's needs in addressing economic, social and environmental factors; which depend on location information in a continually changing world. The Implementation Guide communicates to the user what is needed to establish, implement, strengthen, improve, and/or maintain a national geospatial information management system and capability.

The IGIF focuses on location information that is integrated with any other meaningful data to solve societal and environmental problems, acting as a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity, and supporting a nation's development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Document Ref: EULF Blueprint v5