20th United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific
6 - 9 October 2015, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

The United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP) provides a regional forum where government officials, planners, scientists and experts from Asia & the Pacific and other regions meet to address their common needs, problems and experiences in the field of geospatial information, including surveying and mapping, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing, land and geospatial information systems.

The 20th Conference was held from 6 - 9 October 2015 at the International Convention Center Jeju on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, under the theme “Geospatial Information for the Global Development Agenda”, addressing national, regional and global challenges through geospatial information. Specific conference objectives are to:

  • Review the work being done, since the last Conference in 2012, to advance geospatial information management in the region, and assess the status of the resolutions adopted at the Nineteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific;
  • Share experiences, knowledge and best practices on geospatial information management (GIM) at all levels;
  • Gain greater understanding of the relevance and work of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), with the view to identifying issues relevant to the region;
  • Identify existing and new opportunities for increased regional and global collaborations aimed at advancing GIM for sustained economic development of the region.

The conference starts on Tuesday 6 October, 2015 with an opening session followed by administrative formalities (Election of Conference officers, adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters). This will be followed by the presentation of reports on the status of implementation of the Resolutions of the 19th UNRCC-AP and the activities carried out by UN-GGIM-AP. The technical conference will begin in the afternoon with an important session on Geospatial Information for the Global Development Agenda, the main theme of the Conference. The topics to be covered during the subsequent sessions of the Conference are:

I       Geodetic Reference Frame
II      Disaster Management with Geospatial and Earth Observation Datas
III     Regional SDI and Services
IV     Land Administration and Management

All this to be followed by four parallel Technical Committees on Thursday afternoon.

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