February 5-7, 2018 | Denver, CO

Timothy Trainor – United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

Co-chair

Timothy Trainor – United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

Co-chair

Profile

Tim is co-Chair of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN GGIM) Working Group of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), and also Chief of the Geography Division of the US Census Bureau. The UN Working Group provides the United States Member State perspectives on the use of global geospatial information to address key global issues such as climate change, disaster management, and environmental quality.  The primary goal is to facilitate the creation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at national and transnational levels to contribute to the global exchange of geospatial data and metadata.

In his role at the US Census Bureau, Tim is responsible for criteria and reference files for geographic entities in the United States, managing address and spatial data, fostering partnerships with other governments and commercial companies, mapping for data collection and dissemination operations, and standards development.

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