Geospatial Infrastructure The 1st Taiwan-Indonesia Surveyors’ Summit
The Ministry of Interior held the 1st Taiwan-Indonesia Surveyors’ Summit on September 9. Vice President Chen Chien-Jen was invited to the summit. He affirmed that this forum will help provide a platform for mutual exchange and broaden the cooperation on both sides. Taiwan has long been involved in the development of geospatial survey and mapping technology and is well-experienced with solid know-how. Taiwan is willing to share related know-how and the results with other countries, which is an input to the New Southbound Policy in thinking and action.
Deputy Minister of Interior Hua Ching-Chun mentioned that Taiwan has already entered into the “Agreement on Geodesy and Geospatial Survey and Mapping Information Cooperation” on December 20 2017 for bolstering the exchanges of industry and personnel on both sides. Taiwan and Indonesia also decided to hold a summit alternately hosted by each other last year. Taiwan holds the 1st summit this year and provides the platform for sharing professional knowledge and experience in surveying by professionals in the industry, academics and research from both sides. This will help to improve the trade and economic development on both sides in concrete term.
Vice President Chen, Deputy Minister of Interior Hua Ching-Chun and the representative of Indonesia to knock the gong for unveiling the summit
The delegation to this summit consisted of more than 20 members from the National Coordinating Agency for Survey and Mapping (BAKOSURTANAL))印尼國土測繪局, Indonesian Economic And Trade Office to Taipei, Bandung Institute of Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Yogyakarta university, Diponegoro University, and Indonesia Surveyors Institute. They studied related topics with the representatives of our government, academic institutions, associations, and surveyors for further development of the surveyor business of both sides, according to the Ministry of Interior.
In this forum, topics on “A Smarter Nation through Geospatial Infrastructure with Advanced Technology,” and related issues such as “data standards,” “organic drawing,” “Geodetic Datum and Positioning,” “unmanned aircraft system,” “high precision map,” “geospatial information,” “disaster management,” and “hydrometric survey” were discussed and studied, according to the Ministry of Interior.
Group photo of Vice President Chen, Deputy Minister of Interior Hwa Ching-Chun and honorable guests.