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Regional Challenges, Benefits and Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data

16 – 19 October 2017 Kumamoto, Japan

On 16 – 19 October 2017 the Sixth Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM-AP in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan was  held. The Regional Committee of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP) collaborated with the Government of Japan through the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).

As a result of workshop discussions at the reference frame in practice seminar held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - October 2016 a matrix of the regional geodetic (and geospatial) challenges, and strategies to mitigate problems was developed by the participating member states of Asia and the Pacific region. From this several specific issues in relation to geodetic data sharing were identified, in particular the absence of government policies to support such activity, a lack of understanding of data licencing and agreements, potential legal or national security impediments, and poor recognition of the benefits and opportunities of sharing geodetic data

To start the meeting proceedings the delegates were welcomed by Dr. Hiroshi Murakami (President UN GGIM-AP), Dr. John Dawson (Chair UN-GGIM-AP WG1), and the host Mr. Basara Miyahara (GSI). Following this, there were 9 invited presentations to stimulate meeting discussions on the related themes...

Consequently, to further enhance the capability of senior surveyors and decision makers the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), UN Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN GGIM-AP) Work Group (WG) 1 Geodetic Reference Frames, and the FIG Asia Pacific Capacity Development Network convened a meeting for Asia Pacific member states on “Regional Challenges, Benefits and
Opportunities of Exchanging Geodetic Data”. This forum was held prior to the UN-GGIM-AP Plenary Meeting on the 16 October 2017 at the Kumamoto City International Centre, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

For more information about the meeting, the proceedings and the report - please take a look at the links below.

 

 


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