Last Updated : October 3, 2013

Geospatial EXPO 2013 – Guide to International Seminar on Geospatial Information

    Geospatial information is receiving attention as a common global infrastructure, with even the United Nations promoting various initiatives. Prof. Paul Cheng, former Director of the United Nations Statistics Division responsible for geospatial information, who has also been inaugurated as Chairperson of the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) since July 2013, will deliver a lecture on these developments within the United Nations.
Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation, FREE to take part


Prof. Paul Cheung
 National University of Singapore; former Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, Chairperson of ISCGM (since July 2013)

Hiroshi Murakami
 Director-General of Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), and Chairperson of the Global Map for Sustainable Development Working Group (GM4SD-WG), the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UNCE-GGIM)

Date and time

13:00-14:30 on Friday 15th November, 2013 (second day of Geospatial EXPO 2013)


International Conference Hall, Plaza Heisei, Tokyo International Exchange Center

  2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
 3 minutes' walk from Fune-no-Kagakukan Station on the Yurikamome Line
 Adjacent to the Geospatial EXPO 2013 venue (Miraikan: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)

Seminar schedule (TBD)

From 13:00 Introduction to lecturers (by the program director)
   Introduction of initiatives at UNCE-GGIM and GM4SD-WG
From 13:15 Lecture by Prof. Paul Cheng
   Introduction of UN initiatives relating to geospatial information and expectations for future Global Map, etc.
From 14:15 Q&A session
   Answers to questions from the floor



e-mail address
GSI (Secretariat of ISCGM), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
 If you have any questions, please contact the e-mail address on the left.