Published on March 30, 2008
Slide1: Venue : Okinawa Convention Center Okinawa, Japan United Nations PCGIAP JAPAN “ Evolving into a New Stage - SDI for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific “ Sixteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific And Ninth Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific OKINAWA Convention Center Old Maps of Okinawa Islands (1873) Possession of University of Tsukuba Library Slide2: 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. 2 The 16th UNRCC-AP – Evolving into a New Stage – SDI for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Message from Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport MS. OOGI, CHIKAGE: 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) Message from Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport MS. OOGI, CHIKAGE 3 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 them, Slide4: 4 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 activities. Welcome Message from United Nations Statistics DivisionMR. WILLEM DE VRIES: 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. Welcome Message from United Nations Statistics Division MR. WILLEM DE VRIES 5 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. Message from Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 16th UNRCC MR. HOSHINO, YOSHIHISADirector General of Geographical Survey InstituteMinistry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport : 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”. Message from Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 16th UNRCC MR. HOSHINO, YOSHIHISA Director General of Geographical Survey Institute Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport 6 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” scheme. Slide7: 7 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. PROGRAM: 8 PROGRAM 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP This Program is subject to modification PROGRAM DETAILS: 9 9:00 - 14:00 Registration (PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting is set in this time frame) 14:00 - 14:30 item 1: Opening of the Conference 14:30 - 14:50 Break 14:50 - 17:00 item 2: Election of the President and Other Officers 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 item 6: UNRCC-AP Reports Reports on the Implementation of Resolutions of the 15th UNRCC-AP Country Reports item 7: Invited papers Paper 1: Keynote Speech: UNCRD Director, Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa PROGRAM DETAILS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP Monday 14 July This Program is subject to modification PROGRAM DETAILS: 9:00 - 10:20 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 10:20 - 10:40 Break 10:40 - 12:00 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 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 15:20 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 15:20 - 15:40 Break 15:40 - 17:00 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 10 Tuesday 15 July PROGRAM DETAILS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP This Program is subject to modification PROGRAM DETAILS: Wednesday 16 July 11 PROGRAM DETAILS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP 9:00 - 10:20 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 10:20 - 10:40 Break 10:40 - 12:00 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 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - : Technical Tour Group 1: NASDA + G8 Venue Group 2: Okinawa Cadastre + Castle This Program is subject to modification PROGRAM DETAILS: Thursday 17 July 12 PROGRAM DETAILS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP 9:00 - 10:20 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 10:20 - 10:40 Break 10:40 - 12:00 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 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 17:00 item 8: Parallel Committees (C.) This Program is subject to modification PROGRAM DETAILS: Friday 18 July 13 PROGRAM DETAILS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP 9:00 - 12:00 Future activities of PCGIAP ( suggested) item 9: Reports and Resolutions 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 15:00 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 16:00 - 18:00 PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting This Program is subject to modification Slide14: Monday 14 July - Schedule at a Glance 14 This Program is subject to modification Slide15: Tuesday 15 July - Schedule at a Glance 15 This Program is subject to modification Slide16: Wednesday 16 July - Schedule at a Glance 16 This Program is subject to modification Slide17: Thursday 17 July - Schedule at a Glance 17 This Program is subject to modification Slide18: Friday 18 July - Schedule at a Glance 18 This Program is subject to modification Slide19: 19 Coffee lounge open daily @ Med-sized Conf. Room 1 Information Desk open daily @ 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 Wednesday 16th July Invited Papers Sessions Convention Hall Lunch Event Hall Technical Tour Group 1: NASDA, G8 venue Group 2: Okinawa Cadastre, Castle Thursday 17th July Invited Papers Sessions Convention Hall Lunch Event Hall Parallel Committees I / II / III TBD* *Rooms are to be determined either of following based on the number of participants for each committee. * Convention Hall * Large-sized Conf. Room - 2 * Med-sized Conf. Room - 2 Friday 18th July Conference Events / Closing Convention Hall Lunch Large-sized Conf. Room - 2 PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting Bankoku Shinryokan PCGIAP Executive-Board Meeting – Dinner Bankoku Shinryokan VENUES 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP Slide20: 20 TECHNICAL TOURS 16th UNRCC-AP & 9th PCGIAP Group 1: G8 venue + NASDA Group 2: Cadastral System + Shuri Jo Castle Group 1-1 Group 1-2 Group 2-1 Group 2-2 This Program is subject to modification Slide21: 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: [email protected]) URL: http://www.pcgiap.org/ 10th International Steering Committee for Global Mapping Date : July 11(Fri) Information : Closed Meeting Contact : ISCGM Secretariat (e-mail: [email protected]) URL: http://www.iscgm.org/ 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: [email protected]) URL: http://www.iscgm.org/ Technology Fair in Survey and Mapping Date : July 15 (Tue) – 17(Thu) Theme : “Innovation on Survey and Mapping – Today and Tomorrow” Information : Admission free Contact : Secretariat of the Executive Committee (e-mail: [email protected]) Finding Okinawa by Maps Date : July 12 (Sat) – 18 (Fri) Information: The purpose of this event is to increase awareness and familiarity with map and survey. There is an exhibition such as “Changes in Okinawa” as seen from the maps and the aerial photographs. Admission free. Contact : Public Relations Office, GSI Japan 21 Slide22: 22 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 Participants 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://www.gsi.go.jp/PCGIAP/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 Slide23: 23 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 traveler’s 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 us. E-mail: [email protected] 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) Slide24: 24 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 Office. Submit One copy: Who is bringing in articles over duty- free allowance Who is bringing in firearms and / or swords Submit Two copies: Who is having unaccompanied baggage Slide25: 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 beverages 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. Business Hours Normal business hours in Japan are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Foreign currency exchange service at post offices is open daily during 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. and closed on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays. Most department stores are closed for two to three weekdays in a month. Most museums are closed on Mondays. 25 Slide26: 26 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 code)(#)- (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 Tipping is not practiced in Japan. It is unnecessary because hotels and restaurants automatically charge 10% service charge to the bills. Slide27: MAP: Okinawa Convention Center Med.-sized Convention Hall -1 Conference Rooms 1&2 Theatre Event Hall Main Entrance [Conf. Building 2] [Conf. Building 1] Convention Hall Large-sized Conference Room 2 Medium-sized Conference Room-2 W.C. Medium-sized Conf. Room 1 W.C. W.C. To Event Hall 27 ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF 16th UNRCCAP : ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF 16th UNRCCAP Yoshihisa HOSHINO Katsumi MORIYASU Shoichi NAGAYAMA Yasukuni OKUBO Hiroyuki MORISHITA Toru NAGAYAMA Gen WATANABE Naoki KAMIGUCHI Masahiro KANEKO Akira YAGUCHI Minoru AKIYAMA Akio HIRAIDE Yodo KAKUZEN Yasushi SHIMOYAMA Hiromitsu DOI Shinichi SAKABE Taeko ASANO Mariko ITO 28 ACKNOWLEDGMENT 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.