25 May 2021
By Kyoung-Soo Eom, Chief of Geospatial Information Section, Technology Operations Service, Operations Support Division, OICT
Since the establishment of the United Nations, cartography and geospatial information have been an important component of the Organization. In 1948, the Committee of Experts on Cartography sought to answer two questions:
- What should the United Nations do to stimulate and assist Member States in the development of the mapping sciences?
- What sort of cartographic service did the United Nations need to carry out this program, for its own operations, and in its relations with the specialized agencies?