L-R: Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division; Toru Nagayama, Secretary General ISCGM & Prof. Paul Cheung, Chair ISCGM.

21st Meeting of the International Steering Committee on Global Mapping 5 August 2014, United Nations Headquarters in New York

ISCGM had its birth at the first Rio Conference and is supported by a commitment of the Japanese Government to this day. They proposed the “Global Mapping Project” as a contribution to global environmental conservation from the mapping sector, in response to “Agenda21” adopted at the “Earth Summit” in 1992.  ISCGM currently also cooperate with UN-GGIM and its Working Group on Global Mapping for Sustainable Development (WG GM4SD). ISCGM is participated by UN member states and is currently chaired by Prof. Paul Cheung. FIG has liaison status and was represented by President CheeHai Teo.

News in 2014

21st Meeting of the International Steering Committee on Global Mapping

5 August 2014, United Nations Headquarters in New York

ISCGM had its birth at the first Rio Conference and is supported by a commitment of the Japanese Government to this day. Then, the Ministry of Construction of Japan (presently the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) proposed the “Global Mapping Project” as a contribution to global environmental conservation from the mapping sector, in response to “Agenda21” adopted at the “Earth Summit” In 1992. The Secretariat resides within the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. ISCGM currently also cooperate with UN-GGIM and its Working Group on Global Mapping for Sustainable Development (WG GM4SD). ISCGM is participated by UN member states and is currently chaired by Prof. Paul Cheung. FIG has liaison status.

(L-R: Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division; Toru Nagayama, Secretary General ISCGM & Prof. Paul Cheung, Chair ISCGM)

At ISCGM, Global Map is a group of global geographic data sets of known and verified quality, with consistent specifications that will be open to the public. Global Map is considered a common asset of mankind, and will be distributed worldwide at marginal cost.

The day long meeting included presentations and participations from member states, international organizations and industry reaffirmed the high usability of geospatial information to inform global sustainable development and the significance of various global mapping initiatives. ISCGM will continue to advocate the significance of these initiatives and leadership it should take in the field of global mapping.

Further meetings at UN Headquarter in New York, August 2014:

CheeHai Teo
August 2014
New York

19 August 2014


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