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Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management, 15-17 October 2013, Chengdu, China

More than 180 experts from 40 countries attended the Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Chengdu, China from 15-17 October 2013. Convened by the Secretariat of the United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG) of China, and with the theme Development and Applications in Urban Hazard Mapping, participants met to share experiences and methodologies in the production, management, analysis, modeling and dissemination capacity of hazard related geospatial information. The Forum concluded that geospatial information has a vital role to play in all phases of hazard and disaster risk management and reduction, and it extends the ability for nations to not only map their geography and topography, but also those areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly in urban environments.

List of documents
Opening Ceremony
National Address
Keynote Address
Presentation Materials
  • Session 1: Understanding Urban Hazard and Risk Processes
  • Speakers:
  • Session 2: Hazard and Risk Modeling Applications
  • Speakers:
    • Mr. Chris Chiesa, Deputy Executive Director, Pacific Disaster Center, Hawaii, Abstract | Presentation
    • Dr. Trevor Dhu, Co-Director, Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction, Indonesia, Abstract | Presentation
  • Session 3: Geospatial Challenges in Responding to Urban Disasters
  • Speakers:
    • Mr. Yang Sheng, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, China, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Hiroshi Une, Director-General, Geocartographic Department, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Rob Deakin, Geospatial Custodian, New Zealand Geospatial Office, New Zealand, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Rolando Ocampo Alcantar, Vice President, INEGI, Mexico, Abstract | Presentation
  • Session 4: Geospatial Challenges in Responding to Urban Disasters (cont)
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Vanessa Lawrence, Patron, MapAction, United Kingdom, Abstract | Presentation
    • Dr. Lee Sanghoon, Deputy Director of Planning and Policy Division, National Geographic Information Institute, Republic of Korea, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Kyoung-Soo Eom, Chief, UN Cartographic Section, New York, Abstract | Presentation
  • Session 5: Hazard and Risk Geospatial Information Requirements
  • Speakers:
    • Mr. Shirish Ravan, Head, UN-SPIDER, Beijing Office, China, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources, Fiji, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Dominic SIU, Deputy Director, Survey and Mapping, Lands Department, Hong Kong, China, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Shri P. S. Acharya, Dept. Science & Technology, India , Abstract | Presentation
  • Session 6: Hazard and Risk Geospatial Information Requirements (cont)
  • Speakers:
    • Mr. Mark Codling, National Spatial Data Management Division, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, Jamaica, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Steven Ramage, Ordnance Survey International, United Kingdom, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Fernand Isseri, Geographical Research Division, National Institute of Cartography, Cameroon, Abstract | Presentation
  • Session 7: Developing Geospatial Applications and Methods
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Jane Sexton, Leader, Risk Analysis Methods, Minerals and Natural Hazards Division, Geoscience Australia, Australia, Abstract | Presentation
    • Mr. Mark Cygan, Global Marketing Manager, Map, Chart, Data Production and SDI (MAPS) Solutions, ESRI, Abstract | Presentation
    • Dr. Antonius B. Wijanarto, Agency for Geospatial Information, Indonesia, Abstract | Presentation
  • Summary, Outcomes and Actions, Conclusions
  • Moderator: Dr Vanessa Lawrence, Co-Chair, UN-GGIM
  • Panel Discussion:
    • Dr. Li Pengde
    • Mr. James McConnell
    • Prof. Victor Jetten
    • Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa
    • Dr. Jane Sexton
    • Mr. Chris Chiesa

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