International Map Year ICA

• Theme

Mapping everything for everyone

• City



Japan is an island nation off the east coast of Asia. The Tokyo Metropolis is located in the centre of the Japanese archipelago. The Tokyo Megalopolis Region, or Greater Tokyo Area, is made up of Tokyo and the three neighbouring prefectures of Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba. This area is home to around 26% of Japan's total population.

Tokyo Metropolis is a metropolitan prefecture made up of 23 special wards in the central area and 26 cities, 3 towns, and 1 village in the western area which are suburban and rural. Also, two island groups in the Pacific Ocean, the Izu Islands and the Ogasawara Islands, are also administratively part of Tokyo.

The overall population of Tokyo is about 13.39 million (as of March 2015), and the area is 2,187 square kilometres. The population of Greater Tokyo Area is about 37 million.

• Dates

July 15 - 20, 2019

The month of July is early summer in Japan with comfortable weather. Participants will be able to enjoy a walk around Japanese gardens and the streets under the sunshine. The average temperature in July is 25.3 ℃(77.5℉), the highest is 29.2℃(84.6℉) and average precipitation amount is 153.5mm.


Main Venue: Miraikan

• Venue

Tokyo Academic Park

Conference venues for ICC 2019 Tokyo are located in the Tokyo bay area named the Tokyo Academic Park, where graduate students and researchers from Japan and overseas gather to meet and discuss. For ICC 2019, we will use the following two conference venues.

♦ Main Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Miraikan 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.

TIEC is a centre for intellectual exchange equipped with facilities to provide information on studying abroad and in Japan. This academic building will be used for technical/scientific sessions and working group meetings. Since it is just next to the main venue, it takes only 1-3 min. to walk between the two venues.