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Chengdu Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management

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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

Annotated Agenda (16 August 2013)

Program Agenda (30 September 2013)

Information Note

Registration form


Opening Ceremony


Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Mr. Xu Deming, Vice Minister, Ministry of Land and Resources; Director General, NASG of China

Dr. Wang Ning, Vice Governor, People’s Government of Sichuan Province of China

National Address

Development and Applications of Emergency Mapping in China, Dr Li Pengde, Deputy Director General, NASG of China, Abstract | Presentation

Keynote Address

Delivering Reliable Geospatial Data During Emergencies, Mr. James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data, NYC Office of Emergency

Management, New York, Abstract | Presentation

Methodological Approaches to Urban Hazard Analysis , Prof. Victor Jetten, Professor in Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management, Faculty of Geo-

Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands, Abstract | Presentation

Presentation Materials

Session 1: Understanding Urban Hazard and Risk Processes


Mr. WANG, Keran, ICT & Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UNESCAP, Bangkok, Abstract | Presentation

Dr. James O'Brien, Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University, Australia, Abstract |Presentation

Session 2: Hazard and Risk Modeling Applications


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


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)


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


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)


Mr. Mark Codling, National Spatial Data Management Division, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, Jamaica, Abstract |


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


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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