At the request of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre of Republic of Macedonia (AREC), the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) sent their expert Mr.Kohei Miyagawa from the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI) of Japan to assist AREC in the development of a strategy for transformation of the Macedonian national coordination system into global coordination system.
This is continuously provided support throughout many years by JICA to AREC for the purpose of strengthening its capacities.Particular projects are being realized, and JICA experts train the experts in AREC for application of the modern technologies for survey, mapping and orthophoto production.
The project goal is to create prerequisites for using the European Terrestrial Reference System ETRS89 – standard for work in the EU member states, which Republic of Macedonia, aspiring to become EU member state, must implement.
The project is realized in the period September 2009 – March 2010 in three special missions of the Japanese expert.
Within the project, Mr.Miyagawa shared the Japanese experiences to the AREC experts related to the transformation of the Japanese national coordination system into global coordination system through discussions, lectures and presentations.The experiences of former Yugoslavian countries such as Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia which have already implemented particular global coordination reference system were reviewed and analysed as well.
As a result of the overall engagement of Mr.Kohei Miyagawa, Technical Report was prepared at the end of the mission, which apart from the description of activities implemented within the project and the results from the analyses, contained particular recommendations on the manner of definition and materialization of the new coordination system in Republic of Macedonia and the manner of transformation of the old national coordination system into new global coordination system.
The project results were publicly presented before many interested experts – surveyors from AREC and from the Chamber of Authorized Surveyors in Republic of Macedonia.