Contribution to International Activities

GSI participates in various international conferences on survey and mapping organized by United Nations and other international organs as the representative of the Government of Japan.

United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

UN-GGIM is a formal inter-governmental mechanism under the United Nations to discuss, enhance and coordinate Global Geospatial Information Management activities by involving Member States at the highest level as key participants. GSI participates in the Conference representing the Japanese government.

13th Session of the UN-GGIM (Aug. 2023, New York, USA)

Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP)

UN-GGIM-AP is one of the five regional committees of UN-GGIM.
UN-GGIM-AP was established in 1995 as Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP), and rebranded as UN-GGIM-AP on 1st November 2012, in accordance with the Resolution adopted at the Nineteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific(UNRCC-AP).
The committee inherits exactly the same membership and missions as those of PCGIAP while strengthening PCGIAP efforts by aligning the unique needs and interests of Asia and the Pacific with activities of UN-GGIM.
UN-GGIM-AP plays the essential role in addressing key issues in geospatial information management and provides consultation mechanisms among the Member States and international organizations. GSI serves as one of Vice-Presidents from 2018.

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN)

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) is an expert body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) .
Delegates including experts from Member States meet and discuss definitions of toponymic terminology, romanization system and standardization related to geographical names.
GSI officials are participating in the Sessions of UNGEGN as members of Japanese delegation.

ISO/TC 211 (Standardization of Geographic Information)

ISO/TC 211 is one of the technical commissions of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to establish an international standards for geographic information. The GSI participates in the meeting as a Japanese representative and contributes to the development of the international standard that is indispensable for the promotion and dissemination of GIS.

Other related international meetings