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Sixteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic
Conference for Asia and the Pacific
And Ninth Permanent Committee on GIS
Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific
July 1418, 2003
Evolving into a New Stage - SDI for Sustainable
Development in Asia and the Pacific
United Nations PCGIAP JAPAN
OKINAWA Convention Center
Venue Okinawa Convention Center Okinawa, Japan
Old Maps of Okinawa Islands (1873) Possession of
University of Tsukuba Library
The 16th UNRCC-AP Evolving into a New Stage
SDI for Sustainable Development in Asia and the
From Kuala Lumpur to Johannesburg to
Okinawa   Since we last met in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, three years ago, the world has seen
enormous changes at every level of the human
activities. With an accelerating and
intensifying globalization, the effects can be
instantly felt throughout the globe, bringing the
nations ever closer to one another and calling
for stronger and broader partnerships across
national and regional boundaries.   The concept
envisioned for the 21st century in Rio of
Sustainable Development has steadily gained
ground and momentum under the strong leadership
of the United Nations in the major fields of
economic, social and environmental developments.
Recognizing the importance of these pillars,
sincere and specific actions towards the goal
were urged at the WSSD of last year in
Johannesburg, calling upon each sector for a
further commitment. We have set out with a
renewed resolve to pursue globally relevant
efforts and explore potentially vast resources of
spatial data infrastructure, an efficient
instrument in addressing increasing needs for
better management and preservation of the global
resources, and thus to serve the common cause of
Sustainable Development.   In Asia and the
Pacific PCGIAP has taken initiatives for a
collective and regional development of SDI,
focusing on regional geodesy, fundamental data,
cadastre, and institutional strengthening.
Important contributions made in each field
combine to create an improved framework for ready
access to geographic information, Asia Pacific
Spatial Data Infrastructure (APSDI), which could
serve the region and its people with its
potentially wide applications.   This Conference
provides a venue for us all to come together to
share the past experiences as well as to explore
the future possibilities as we continue our path
of evolution in SDI development.  
Message from Minister of Land, Infrastructure
and Transport MS. OOGI, CHIKAGE
It is a great privilege for us to welcome you to
the 16th United Nations Regional Cartographic
Conference for Asia and the Pacific (UNRCC-AP),
which has a long history of half a century, to be
held together with the ninth Permanent Committee
on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific
(PCGIAP). I am more than pleased and honored
that Japan has been given an opportunity to host
this significant event.   It is no exaggeration
to say that the world with increasing potential
for further development on one hand faces
imminent fears of plunging itself into a crisis
by a slightest misstep. Amid the huge tide
changes in economy and societies people
everywhere are obliged to adapt themselves to
where adverse effects are becoming more and more
evident in such form as environmental destruction
and frequent occurrence of natural disasters
triggered by an atmospheric anomaly, posing
increasingly tangible threats to our civilization
and life. To address this global issue the
World Summit on Sustainable Development held last
year mobilized all the possible expertise and
knowledge in Johannesburg, which may not be
sufficient but certainly casting a promising
light before us. (continues to the next page)
Importantly Japan has been vigorously promoting
and implementing diverse measures for
environmental preservation in and out of Japan by
playing host to international conferences,
notably The 3rd Session of the Conference of the
Parties to the UN Framework Conference on Climate
Change, and most recently the 3rd World Water
Forum. On the other hand for an improved
quality of life of people an e-Japan policy has
been formulated as part of the national IT
strategy, which is an indispensable technical
support for creation of safe and healthy
environment for every citizen on the earth.
Surveying and mapping activities have long
contributed to the nation building by providing
the basic information, which will no doubt play a
more emphasized role as one of the most important
data infrastructure as the society further
progresses towards IT goals.
Map data retrieval by Internet and navigation
system, for instance, are now rapidly gaining
ground in Japan as elsewhere in the world. For
development of the data infrastructure an easy
access to and a sharing system of the data are
requisite. The Conference, which brings together
various experiences and expertise accumulated at
all different levels around the globe, would be
most significant in paving the way to an
integrated regional infrastructure.   It is my
sincere desire that this Conference will serve
the UN objective as well as the purpose and
interest of each one of the participating
organizations and delegates. I trust the success
of the Conference will further consolidate and
develop the basis of overall survey and mapping
Welcome Message from United Nations Statistics
On behalf of the Secretary-General of the United
Nations, I welcome you to the Sixteenth United
Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia
and the Pacific. The United Nations, represented
by the Statistics Division, in cooperation with
the Government of Japan, represented by the
Geographical Survey Institute, and the Permanent
Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the
Pacific, organized this Conference to be held in
Okinawa from Monday to Friday, 14-18 July 2003,
in accordance with the Economic and Social
Council Decision of 23 July 2002.   The
Conference will focus on the developments and
contributions of spatial data infrastructures
(SDI) in support of the implementation of Agenda
21. The primary objective of the Conference is to
provide a regional forum where governmental
decision makers, planners, scientists and experts
from Asia and the Pacific and other regions meet
to report on the efforts being accomplished in
the development and implementation of national
spatial data infrastructures in Asia and the
Pacific, and to address the common needs,
problems and experiences in the field of
surveying and mapping, remote sensing, land and
geographic information systems, and other
geo-spatial technologies and applications,
including educational and training aspects,
scientific and technological requirements,
implementation issues and benefits.  
Today, with advances in information and
communication technologies driving the creation
of new businesses, the cartographic/SDI community
is facing crucial challenges how to harness the
enormous potential of geo-spatial technologies
and go beyond local and national level
applications to regional and global applications,
and how to achieve an integrated management of
geo-spatial datasets using Internet and
multimedia in order to disseminate information
required for crucial decision making in support
of social, economic and environmentally
sustainable development. In this regard, the
Sixteenth UNRC Conference provides an opportunity
to emphasize technical and economic geographic
information issues as well as institutional and
other non-technical problems, and to assess the
efforts being accomplished in the development of
national spatial data infrastructures.   We hope
this Conference will continue the tradition of
shaping a positive vision for the future and
proposing avenues that allow SDI for sustainable
development to evolve into a new stage, and we
wish participants a very productive and
successful event.  
Message from Chairman of the Organizing
Committee of the 16th UNRCC MR. HOSHINO,
YOSHIHISADirector General of Geographical Survey
InstituteMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and
It is our great pleasure and honor that Japan
hosts the 16th United Nations Regional
Cartographic Conference in Asia and the Pacific
(UNRCC-AP) in Okinawa. I am deeply grateful for
the member countries of the United Nations, UN
Statistics Division as Conference Secretariat,
Economic and Social Council and all the other
related UN Sections.   Last time we were given
the honor was in 1973 when 7th UNRCC was held in
Tokyo. Okinawa was chosen as the venue this time
for various reasons notably Okinawa was restored
to Japan from the United States in 1972, one year
before the last UNRCC-AP in Japan, and the
historical background of Okinawa as having been
the thriving hub of trade as well as the gateway
of Asia and the Pacific region. Geographical
Survey Institute (GSI) is the National Survey and
Mapping Organization of Japan, now pursuing a
renewed goal of implementing Digital Japan
It is a strategic concept that allows referencing
of all the spatial data of users choice and
representation of virtual land in real time by
the computer. Another focus of our activities
has been a promotion of broad international
activities including Global Mapping. The
Conference theme is Evolving into a New Stage
SDI for Sustainable Development in Asia and the
Pacific. To support the sustainable development
through survey and mapping, the concept of Asia
and the Pacific SDI should further continue its
path of evolution, interacting with other
initiatives of spatial data infrastructure on its
way to an ultimate goal of a Digital World.

I am keenly aware of the responsibility given to
us of providing necessary information for the
sustainable development. Not limiting ourselves
to the imminent issues of today but with a well
focused view of the world of 10 years and 20
years from now, I do believe this conference will
be an optimum occasion for us to work together as
standard bearers for the development of Asia and
the Pacific region.   A special exhibition of
survey and mapping is organized on the premises
of Okinawa Convention Center with the kind
cooperation of NGOs and NPOs. I wish you would
take time to enjoy the very best and the latest
of our technology. I would like to express my
gratitude for the exertions and contributions of
all those involved with the exhibition.
  Finally let me once again extend my sincere
welcome and thanks to you all. With a broad
participation and strong commitment the
Conference will certainly be a most successful
and memorable one.
This Program is subject to modification
  • 900 - 1400
  • Registration
  • (PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting is set in this
    time frame)
  • 1400 - 1430
  • item 1 Opening of the Conference
  • 1430 - 1450 Break
  • 1450 - 1700
  • item 2 Election of the President and Other
  • item 3 Objectives of the Conference
  • item 4 Organizational Matters
  • Adoption of Rules of Procedure
  • Adoption of the Conference Agenda
  • Establishment of Technical Committees and
    Election of the Chairmen and Rapporteurs
  • Organization of Conference Work
  • Credentials of Representatives to the Conference
  • item 5 Report of the PCGIAP

Monday 14 July
This Program is subject to modification
900 - 1020 item 7 Global/ Regional/ National
SDI Issues (Global) Paper 2 GSDI Secretariat,
Dr. Alan Stevens Paper 3 Chairperson of ISCGM,
Prof. Fraser Taylor Paper 4 President of ISDE,
Dr. Guo Huadong item 7 Global/ Regional/
National SDI issues (Regional) Paper 5
Representative of PC-IDEA, Mr.
Santiago Borrero 1020 - 1040 Break 1040 -
1200 item 7 Global/ Regional/ National SDI
issues (Regional)(C.) Paper 6 University of
Melbourne, Dr. Abbas
Rajabifard item 7 Global/ Regional/ National SDI
issues (National) Paper 7 Representative of
China, Dr. Wang Chunfeng Paper 8 Representative
from ANZLIC, Dr. John Busby Paper 9
Representative of India, Brig. Girish
Kumar 1200 - 1400 Lunch 1400 - 1520 item
7 Global/ Regional/ National SDI issues
(National) (C.) Paper 10 Representative of
Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim
Younghwan Paper 11 Representative of Japan,
Prof. Teruko Usui item 7 International
Organizations Paper 12 Representative of FIG,
Prof. Stig Enemark Paper 13 President of ISPRS,
Prof. John Trinder 1520 - 1540 Break 1540
- 1700 item 7 International Organizations
(C.) Paper 14 President of ICA, Dr. Bengt
Rystedt Paper 15 ISO/TC211 Chair, Mr. Olaf
Ostenson Paper 16 UN Cartographic Section,
Dr. Hiroshi Murakami Paper 17 ESCAP,
Dr. He Chandchui
Tuesday 15 July
This Program is subject to modification
900 - 1020 item 7 International Organizations
(C.) Paper 18 IHO Representative, Dr. Minoru
Sasaki Paper 19 NASDA Representative,
Mr. Tsuguhiko Katagi item 7 Economic
Issues in the Evolution of National Spatial Data
Infrastructure Paper 20 JICA Representative,
Mr. Yoshiyuki Hoshiyama Paper 21
ECA Representative, Mr. Haggai Nyapola 1020 -
1040 Break 1040 - 1200 item 7 Capacity
Building and Education Paper 22 GSDI
Secretariat, Dr. Alan Stevens Paper 23
University of Melbourne, Prof.
Ian Williamson item 7 Spatial Data Collections,
Management, and Dissemination Paper 24
University of Otago, Prof.
George L. Benwell Paper 25 Ordnance Survey, Mr.
Ed Parsons 1200 - 1400 Lunch 1400 -
Technical Tour Group 1 NASDA G8 Venue Group 2
Okinawa Cadastre Castle
Wednesday 16 July
This Program is subject to modification
900 - 1020 item 7 Spatial Data Collections,
Management, and Dissemination (C.) Paper 26
National Geomatics Center of China
Mr. Zhou Xu Paper 27 USGS Representative, Mr.
Jay Feuquay Paper 28 ESRI Representative, Ms
Sheila Sullivan Paper 29 Intergraph
Representative, Dr. Richard
Simpson Paper 30 University of Tokyo, Prof.
Eihan Shimizu 1020 - 1040 Break 1040 -
1200 item 8 Parallel Committees Committee I
Development Needs and Institutional
Capacity Building Committee II Fundamental
Data Their Collection and Management
in an Integrated Approach Committee III Spatial
Data Infrastructure and Their
Development in Asia and the Pacific 1200 -
1400 Lunch 1400 - 1700 item 8 Parallel
Committees (C.)
Thursday 17 July
This Program is subject to modification
  • 900 - 1200
  • Future activities of PCGIAP ( suggested)
  • item 9 Reports and Resolutions
  • 1200 - 1400 Lunch
  • 1400 - 1500
  • items 10, 11, 12 and 13
  • Review of the Achievements of the Conference
  • Provisional Agenda for the Seventeenth United
    Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia
    and the Pacific.
  • Concluding remarks
  • (suggested)
  • PCGIAP Statutes amendment
  • Election of PCGIAP Board members
  • PCGIAP Closing remark
  • 1600 - 1800
  • PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting

Friday 18 July
This Program is subject to modification
Monday 14 July - Schedule at a Glance
This Program is subject to modification
Tuesday 15 July - Schedule at a Glance
This Program is subject to modification
Wednesday 16 July - Schedule at a Glance
This Program is subject to modification
Thursday 17 July - Schedule at a Glance
This Program is subject to modification
Friday 18 July - Schedule at a Glance
This Program is subject to modification
  • Coffee lounge open daily _at_ Med-sized Conf. Room
  • Information Desk open daily _at_ Main Entrance
  • Monday 14th July
  • Registration Main Entrance
  • PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting MEIKAI , Laguna
    Garden Hotel
  • PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting Lunch

  • HAGOROMO, Laguna Garden Hotel
  • Opening Ceremony Convention Hall
  • Reception / Dinner HAGOROMO,
    Laguna Garden Hotel
  • Tuesday 15th July
  • Invited Papers Sessions Convention Hall
  • Lunch Event Hall
  • Reception / Dinner HAGOROMO,
    Laguna Garden Hotel

This Program is subject to modification
Group 1 G8 venue NASDA
Group 1-1
Group 1-2
Group 2 Cadastral System Shuri Jo Castle
Group 2-1
Group 2-2
  • PCGIAP Workshop on Cadastral Systems in Asia and
    the Pacific Region
  • Date July 12(Sat) 13(Sun)
  • Information Prior Registration Recommended
  • Contact PCGIAP Secretariat (e-mail
  • URL http//
  • 10th International Steering Committee for Global
  • Date July 11(Fri)
  • Information Closed Meeting
  • Contact ISCGM Secretariat (e-mail
  • URL http//
  • Global Mapping Forum 2003 in Okinawa
  • Date July 12 (Sat) 15 (Tue)
  • Theme To Conserve Global Environment of the
    21st Century
  • Information Prior Registration Recommended
  • Contact ISCGM Secretariat (e-mail
  • URL http//

Fly to Okinawa Direct services to the Naha
International Airport are provided from Seoul
(Asiana), Taipei (China), Shanghai (China
Northwest) and Manira (Philippine, from June 20).
For those who fly from other areas, transit
through either Narita International Airport,
located just outside Tokyo, Kansai International
Airport, located near Osaka, Nagoya Airport and
Fukuoka Airport. If you arrive at Narita and
transit through Haneda Airport (domestic airport
in Tokyo), it takes approx. 2 hours by bus at 10
to 30 min intervals to move to and from Haneda.
Please be careful about flight connections. As
to transit through Kansai International Airport,
Nagoya and Fukuoka Airport, you can take domestic
flights from the same terminals. Taxies or
Airport Limousine Buses are available from Naha
Airport to your hotels. Japanese taxies all
adopt meter fares. Time required to hotels and
approximate single fares are To Okinawa
Convention Center 35 minutes, \3,000
To Laguna Garden Hotel 30 minutes, \2,500
50 minutes, \1,000 (Airport
Limousine Hana) To Hotels in Naha City
15 minutes, \1,000 Accommodation Participant
s are to bear their own accommodation expenses.
Rooms at the Laguna Garden Hotel, the nearest
hotel to the venue of the conference, Okinawa
Fuji Hotel, Pacific Hotel and Hotel Sun Okinawa
in Naha City have been booked in bulk for the
conference participants at a special rate. All
participants are encouraged to book their hotel
rooms using reservation form available in the URL
below to take advantage of this special rate,
which includes breakfast. Pickup buses are
available daily between the venue of the
conference and hotels. http//
/okinawa/okinawa_rep Time Zone It is 9 hours
ahead of G.M.T. No Daylight Saving is practiced
in Japan. Time differences between Japan and
major international cities are Bandar Seri
Begawan - 1 hr Moscow - 6 hrs Beijing -
1 hr New York -14 hrs Cook Islands
-19 hrs New Delhi - 3.5 hrs Kuala Lumpur
- 1 hr Teheran - 6.5 hrs Manila - 1 hr
Sydney 1 hr  
  • Currency
  • The unit of Japanese currency is yen. Coins are
    available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100
    and 500 yen and bank notes in denominations of
    1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen. Currency
    exchange from US to JPY is available at hotels
    and post offices while exchange from JPY to US
    is accepted exclusively by post offices which
    handle Canadian , British Pound, Korean Won,
    Australian , Swiss franc and Euro as well. Post
    Offices are available within walking distance
    from hotels. International credit cards and
    travelers checks are accepted by major hotels,
    restaurants and shops.
  • Climate
  • It becomes hot and humid from July onward. The
    average temperature in Okinawa in July marks 31.1
    ? at highest and 26.1 ? at lowest and the
    precipitations is 367.5 mm.
  • What to Wear
  • Light and cool clothing is recommend. Please be
    advised to have cardigans and long-sleeved
    clothes for indoors are mostly air-conditioned.
  • Visas
  • Those who travel by official passports need visas
    to enter Japan. Please apply in a timely manner.
    If you need any document issued by the PCGIAP
    Secretariat for visa application, please contact
  • E-mail
  • Fax 81-29-64-8087
  • Those who travel by ordinal passport of countries
    that do not have Reciprocal Visa Exemption
    Arrangements with Japan must obtain a visa.
    Following countries have concluded the Visa
    Exemption Arrangements. For further information,
    please contact Japanese Embassy in your country.
  • For a period of 6 months or less
  • Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico,
    Switzerland, Honduras, and the UK
  • (continues to the next page)

  • Visas (continued)
  • For a period of 3 months or less
  • Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile,
    Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark,
    Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Finland, France,
    Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Israel, Italy,
    Lesotho, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius,
    the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino,
    Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden,
    Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay
  • For a period of 90 days or less
  • Andorra, Australia, Barbados, Czech Rep.,
    Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, New
    Zealand, Poland and the U.S.A.
  • For a period of up to 14 days
  • Brunei
  • Airport Tax
  • Airport tax in Japan is usually included in the
    price of your air tickets.
  • Customs
  • If you are doing any of the following must submit
    the required number of copies of Accompanied and
    Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration. The forms
    are available on the plane or at the Customs
  • Submit One copy
  • Who is bringing in articles over duty- free
  • Who is bringing in firearms and / or swords
  • Submit Two copies

  • Duty-free
  • Personal effects and unaccompanied baggage that
    are for personal use are free of duties and / or
    taxes within the allowance below.
  • Approx. 760 ml x 3 bottles of alcoholic
  • 200 cigarettes
  • 50 cigars
  • 250g of other kind of tobacco
  • 2 oz of perfumes
  • Other items with overseas market value of up to
    200,000 yen
  • Health Regulations
  • No inoculation is required for entering Japan
    from anywhere around the world.
  • Electricity
  • 100 volts. A.C. throughout Japan. 50 hertz in
    eastern Japan including Tokyo and 60 hertz in
    western Japan including Okinawa and Osaka. No
    columnar-shaped plugs or 3-pin plugs are used in
    Japan but 2-flat-pin plugs are used instead.

Telephones Public telephones accept 10 yen and
100 yen coins and / or telephone cards.
International calls can be made from public
telephones displaying International and Domestic
Telephone signs, which can be found at airports,
hotels and other key facilities. Direct dial
calls and Credit card calls can be made using
respective access numbers. Omit first "0" if
there is one in the area code on the foreign
side. (Some countries require 0 be dialed.)
KDDI (Direct Dial) 001-010-(country code)-(area
code)-(tel. number) (Credit Card)
0055-(signal sounds)-(card number)()-(PIN
(country code)(area code)-(tel. Number)()
Cable Wireless IDC. (Direct Dial)
0061-010-(country code)-(area code)-(tel.
number) (Credit Card) 0065-(card
number)()-(PIN code)()-
(country code) (area code)-(tel.
Number)() Postal Service Post offices are open
daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on
Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays.
Most hotel front desks assist you in posting
mail or packages. Medical Service Medical
systems and facilities in Japan are well
established. Over-the-counter drugs are available
at pharmacies and shopping centers.   Tipping Tipp
ing is not practiced in Japan. It is unnecessary
because hotels and restaurants automatically
charge 10 service charge to the bills.
MAP Okinawa Convention Center
Conference Rooms 12
Event Hall

Medium-sized Conf. Room 1
Large-sized Conference Room 2
Med.-sized Convention Hall -1
Convention Hall
Medium-sized Conference Room-2
To Event Hall
Conf. Building 2
Conf. Building 1
Main Entrance
  • Yoshihisa HOSHINO
  • Katsumi MORIYASU
  • Shoichi NAGAYAMA
  • Yasukuni OKUBO
  • Hiroyuki MORISHITA
  • Masahiro KANEKO
  • Akira YAGUCHI
  • Minoru AKIYAMA
  • Akio HIRAIDE
  • Yodo KAKUZEN
  • Yasushi SHIMOYAMA
  • Hiromitsu DOI
  • Shinichi SAKABE
  • Taeko ASANO
  • Mariko ITO

The Organizing Committee of the 16th UNRCC-AP
wishes to thank Okinawa Governor Keiichi Inamine
and Okinawa Prefecture Okinawa Convention
Center Okinawa General Bureau Ginowan City Chatan
Town National Space Development Agency of Japan
(NASDA) The Executive Committee of the Technology
Fair on Survey Mapping in Okinawa The Executive
Committee of the Finding Okinawa by Maps And
those who supported, assisted and contributed to
the success of the events.
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