International Map Year ICA

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan will be the main venue for ICC2019. It will be used for exhibitions and several technical/scientific sessions. The director of this museum is Dr. Mamoru Mori, the first Japanese astronaut in our history and had been in NASA for many years. He is especially supportive of Geospatial fields of science technology and the Geospatial Expo was held in Miraikan with his support.



Kiseki ~ The Movements

The Geo-Cosmos, the symbol exhibit of Miraikan, produces a rendition of our Earth shining brightly in space with a super high precision exceeding 10 million pixels. It is the world's first "Globe-like display" using organic LED panels and was created from Miraikan's Chief Executive Director Mamoru Mohri's desire of "wanting to share with people the sight of our beautiful Earth as seen from space."

Based on the "Human Activities and Changes in Earth View," this screening traces the trajectory of human history through various forms of data related to the concept of "movement." This includes information on the continental drift that started approximately 600 million years ago, the great migrations of human beings that started approximately 200,000 years ago, antique maps, modern roads, shipping routes, railways, air routes, as well as the International Space Station (ISS) and GPS.
The narrative style creates the effect that Geo-Cosmos is addressing the audience directly, while the film takes up the challenge of presenting spherical images that appeal to the emotions and sensitivity of the audience.
※This movie is the digest version.