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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
  • Session 2: Hazard and Risk Modeling Applications
  • Session 3: Geospatial Challenges in Responding to Urban Disasters
  • Session 4: Geospatial Challenges in Responding to Urban Disasters (cont)
  • Session 5: Hazard and Risk Geospatial Information Requirements
  • Session 6: Hazard and Risk Geospatial Information Requirements (cont)
  • Session 7: Developing Geospatial Applications and Methods
  • Summary, Outcomes and Actions, Conclusions
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