Sparx Systems Joins UN-GGIM Private Sector Network

CRESWICK, Australia January 10, 2019

Sparx Systems has been accepted as a member of the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network (PSN) and will collaborate with the Land Administration and Management (LAM) Working Group. The PSN facilitates collaboration between participants to develop, build and extend the world's capacity to benefit from geospatial information, enabling countries to build capacity in geospatial information, technologies and services.

Established on 25th of September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The 17 goals and 169 targets of the Agenda will stimulate action over the next fifteen years, in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

Commenting on behalf of Sparx Systems, Head of Strategic Relations, Ken Harkin said,

"We are honored to be invited to join the PSN and to contribute to the global policy capabilities, to develop the tools and services and to enable geospatial information to be mainstreamed within and across countries.

Sparx Systems has long standing support for standards development with ISO TC/211, the International Hydrographic Organisation and the OGC, which combined with our support for the integration of UN administrative (LADM), statistical (CSPA) and geospatial (ISO TC/211) data, will provide a strong collaborative base, from which we can help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals."

Commenting on behalf of the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network, Chairman Steven Hagan said:

"We are pleased to have Sparx Systems contributing to the PSN WG Land Administration and Management (LAM), especially using the experience implementing the Land Administration Domain Model (LADM). We need active PSN members to reach our goals and to make a contribution to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals."

Dieter Fritsch, PSN Vice Chairman and Head of the WG LAM said:

"It will be a pleasure to have Sparx Systems on board and to further develop strategies on behalf of the geospatial industry providing concepts and programs in the important area of Land Administration and Management, especially needed in the underrepresented countries."

About Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance, visual modeling platforms for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive systems. Sparx Systems' flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, provides robust support for team-wide collaboration, and can scale up from single-user deployment to teams with hundreds of local and remote collaborators. With more than 740,000+ effective users globally and 80% of Fortune 100 firms owning licenses, Enterprise Architect is an essential platform for the most complex of projects.

Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance, visual modeling platforms for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive systems. Sparx platforms are used by systems designers, corporate planners, business analysts, enterprise architects, standards developers and software engineers. Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, entertainment, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications.

Sparx Systems' flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, provides robust support for teamwide collaboration, and can scale up from single-user deployment to teams with hundreds of local and remote collaborators. With more than 740,000+ effective users globally and 80% of Fortune 100 firms owning licenses, Enterprise Architect is an essential platform for the most complex of projects.

Recipient of multiple industry awards, Sparx Systems is highly regarded in the industry for the delivery of scalable, robust and affordable digital transformation software solutions. Sparx software is price competitive even when deployed across the entire development team. First developed in 1998, the Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect modeling platform was commercially released in 2000, and has enjoyed more than 15 years of continuous development and growth.

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About the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network

Following endorsement by the UN-GGIM Committee of Experts, the UN-GGIM Private Sector Network (PSN) was established in 2016, to support the 2030 Agenda call for stronger public-private partnerships to harness new data sources.

The UN-GGIM PSN is an active group of representatives working in a mutually beneficial collaboration with the members of UN-GGIM to play a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges, enable citizen services and support the initiatives of the United Nations, particularly the global development agenda. The PSN facilitates an ongoing dialogue for collaboration between and amongst members of UNGGIM and participants of the PSN to develop, build and extend the world's capacity to benefit from geospatial information, enabling countries to build capacity in geospatial information, technologies and services.

Recognizing the expertise of the private sector, the PSN will create opportunities for this expertise to assist UN-GGIM in developing policies, processes, practices, capacities and recommendations for geospatial information infrastructure at national, regional, and global levels.

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