The Working Group 1 (WG-1) of UN Open GIS Initiative aims to provide a full scale of Hybrid GIS Solutions for UN Secretariat, including UN field missions and regional commissions, and then expand to UN agencies, UN operating partners, and developing countries. Hybrid approach will effectively support UN operations through integrating Geo-Databases and complementing systems to support various UN requirements.

WG-1 has initiated Pilot Project in 2020 for proof of concept through design and implementation of hybrid GIS prototype to support Unite Map & Open GeoPortal. Main contributors are Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC), UN Geospatial Information Section (UNGIS) and GeoSolutions.