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Director General´s Message

Director General´s Message
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  • Thank you for visiting National Geographic Information Institute (NGII) home page.
    Today, the world is changing rapidly and even the changes in other parts of the world immediately affect us , which requires real-time response to such rapid changes.

    We have reached a point where spatial information business has become borderless and the demand of users is coming to be more diverse.

    In order to respond to these changes, National Geographic Information Institute makes an utmost effort as the central government institute since its establishment in 1974. It provides the latest and accurate information to the public to realize “Digital Territory”in the Republic of Korea based on patriotic spirit on our land by producing, recording and managing of national spatial information.

    To encourage spatial information provided by NGII to be widely used in our real life such as construction sites and establishment of national spatial information system, abundant ideas and spatial information will be the foundation that sustains Korea.
    Also, NGII will strive to promote spatial information as a source technology in the knowledge information age, which will improve national competitiveness.

    We will make our best endeavor to fulfill our responsibilities such as managing geodetic VLBI center, setting up 3 dimensional aerial information, modifying national base map in real time, establishing human geographical DB, conducting research and development on spatial information, providing geographic training services to the public and strengthening international cooperation.

    Under our slogan, "Homeland love in our mind, geospatial information in daily life", we are devoting our sincere effort to make contribution to enhancing national prestige in the international society in the field of surveying and mapping as well as improving living standards of our people.

    Choe, Byong-Nam
    Director General
    National Geographic Information Institute
Past CEOs
1st director generalLee, Byoung-Ch'il 李 丙 七November 1, 1974 ~ March 22, 1978
2nd director generalChun, Kyong-Woo 全 敬 遇March 25, 1978 ~ July 9, 1980
3rd director generalKim, Uuo-Won 金 儀 遠September 1, 1980 ~ November 1, 1981
4th director generalHan, Soo-En 韓 守 垠November 2, 1981 ~ June 24, 1982
5th director generalKim, Sea-Jong 金 世 種June 25, 1982 ~ May 11, 1983
6th director generalLee, Bu-Sik 李 富 植May 12, 1983 ~ November 28, 1984
7th director generalSuo, Byong-Ki 徐 炳 基January 1, 1985 ~ December 19, 1985
8th director generalKim, Sea-Jong 金 世 種December 20, 1985 ~ August 14, 1986
9th director generalHwang Joo-Hyun 黃 奏 淵August, 1988 ~ June 6, 1990
10th director generalJung Soon-ho 鄭 淳 虎August, 1988 ~ June 6, 1990
11th director generalKang Youn-Mo 康 允 模June 7, 1990 ~ March 11, 1991
12th director generalLee, Hyang Yuol 李 鄕 烈June 10, 1991 ~ January 27, 1992
13th director generalPark, Sea-Suo 朴 世 緖January 28, 1992 ~ September 30, 1993
14th director generalKim, Won-Ik 金 元 翼November 18, 1993 ~ December 23, 1994
15th director generalJang, Kue-Sung 章 桂 成December 24, 1994 ~ January 7, 1996
16th director generalKim, Won-Ik 金 元 翼January 8, 1996 ~ April 8, 1999
17th director generalHue, Jae-Joon 許 在 濬June 14, 1999 ~ December 31, 2000
18th director generalMin, Tae-Jung 閔 泰 丁January 1, 2001 ~February 1, 2002
19th director generalKim, Young-Hwan 金 永 煥February 1, 2002 ~January 31, 2004
20th director generalShin, In-Kee 申 仁 基January 19, 2004 ~ February 18, 2006
21th director generalSohn, Bong-Gyun 孫 奉 均March 22, 2006 ~ March 21, 2008
22th director generalHong, Gi-Bum 洪 基 範May 06, 2008 ~ April 17, 2009
23th director generalKim, Kyoung-Soo金 烱 洙June 08, 2009 ~ August 10, 2010
24th director generalLeem, Seong-An林 成 安September 17, 2010 ~ June 04, 2012
25th director generalIm, Joo-Bin任 周 彬June 18, 2012 ~ Jul 14, 2014
26th director generalChoe, Byong-Nam崔 秉 男Sep 5, 2014 ~