Two officers to attend military mapping exchange meeting in U.S.

03/07/2021 07:58 PM
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File photo courtesy of the Armed Forces
File photo courtesy of the Armed Forces

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Taiwan's military plans to send two representatives to the United States to attend an annual meeting on bilateral exchanges of military mapping and geospatial information, which has been tentatively scheduled for August, a military source said Sunday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was not held last year, but it is expected to resume with in-person attendance this year in Virginia, the source said.

If all goes according to the plan, Taiwan will be represented by two military officers who will also visit the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the United States Naval Observatory, the source said.

The meeting will focus on reviewing the efficacy of the exchanges of military mapping and charting information between the Army, Air Force and Navy of the two countries, according to the source.

It will also discuss mapping techniques, personnel training, operational capacity to respond to disasters, and demand for mapping information, data exchanges and cooperation, the source said.

The conference is usually rotated annually between Taiwan and the U.S.

(By Matt Yu and Evelyn Kao)

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