Japan will contribute CORS for ASEAN – Cabinet Decision

In Japan, the Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet makes a new Cabinet Decision on the Basic Plan for Promotion of Geospatial Information Utilization on March 24, 2017. The Basic Plan is designed to follow the direction by United Nations(UN) in geospatial information area.

Japan is set to stage the sixth plenary meeting of UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) for Asia and the Pacific at the Kumamoto City International Center, the Kyushu Island of western Japan in October 2017.

The Basic Plan organizes the cooperation in geospatial information area between the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan.

The Basic Plan Section 5 (1) Item 12 describes that Japan will aid or support about 260 points of Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) in the ASEAN region during next 5 years, based on Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) which adopted by UN-GGIM.

The higher level cooperation than ever between ASEAN and Japan is expected by both private and public sectors in geospatial information area including the utilization of GNSS and CORS.

 Cabinet Decision:
➢ The Basic Plan for Promotion of Geospatial Information Utilization (in Japanese language)

 Cabinet Secretariat Website:
➢ The Promotion Council for Geospatial Information Utilization (in Japanese language)

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