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TITLE KRIHS and CSIS of the Univ. of Tokyo sign MOU and hold international seminar
DATE 2016-02-11 HIT 6177

KRIHS and CSIS of the Univ. of Tokyo sign MOU and hold international seminar 

Date and time: February 1, 2016 at 13:30

Venue: 3F Conference room, KRIHS

Theme: Geospatial big data for regional problem-solving

The Geospatial Information Research Division at Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS)  sealed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with  Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) at the University of Tokyo in the conference rooom on the third floor at KRIHS on February 1 (Monday), and subsequently held an international seminar, with a theme of “Geospatial big data for regional problem-solving.” 

Ryosuke Shibasaki, professor at the University of Tokyo delivered a keynote speech titled “Geospatial Big Data for Helping Solve Social Problems.” His speech was followed by the presentation titled “Detection and Evaluation of Regional Problems using Micro Geo Data” by Yuki Akiyama, research officer at MLIT and the presentation titled “Future Estimation of Convenience Living Facilities Withdrawal due to Population Decline all over Japan from 2010 to 2040 – Focus on Supermarkets, Convenience Stores and Drugstores” by Yuka Nishimoto from the University of Tokyo. 

Then, Dongok Lee, senior manager at SK Telecom and Ki-byoung Kim, director of the Data &Statistics Division at the Seoul Metropolitan Government each touched upon cases of supporting regional policies by utilizing geospatial big data in the private sector and municipalities. Eunsuk Im, research fellow at KRIHS, presented on the projection of vulnerable areas in terms of living conditions braced for the era of dwindling population. During the following discussions, Myungjun Kim from the Presidential Committee on Regional Development, Changhoon Ha from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport discussed the use of data in Korea and Japan in supporting regional policies, as well as the role of a nation and private businesses. Participants in the seminar also included Jun-whan Ko, professor at University of Seoul and Byungkuk Kim, professor of Inha University.

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