2. Key Activities
  3. Land Survey
  4. Compilation of the Geography of Korea

Compilation of the Geography of Korea

Compilation of the Geography of Korea
  • National Survey
  • Administration and Management of Korea Land Portal
  • Compilation of the Geography of Korea
  • Geographical Names
  • Public surveying
  • Understanding the Process of Public Surveys
  • The Gazetteer of Korea
  • Toponymic Guidelines
Compilation of the Geography of Korea
A compilation of the Geography of Korea that systematically integrates the constantly changing actual natural and human conditions of our national land to ensure better understanding by the general public.

The compilation of geography is considered an important task in every country, across all history and around the globe. The natural conditions, climate, population and actual social and economic status of each region are identified.

A wide range of geographies, including the Sejong sillok jiriji (cultural geography recorded in the Veritable Records of King Sejong) and the Dongguk yeoji seungnam (Augmented Survey of the Geography of Korea) as well as topographies of all districts were similarly compiled as far back as the Joseon Dynasty for the purposes of better managing the country.

Useful information is provided to the general public through a compilation project on the Geography of Korea.
Content of the Geography of Korea
The Geography consists of ten total chapters that dynamically describe the changes in the national land over the roughly 20 years from the 1980s to the present.

Each chapter revolves around a set of themes covering geographic characteristics, history, environment, population, settlement space, industry, transportation, tourism, society, regional development and future prospects and utilizes a variety of charts, illustrations and statistics to help readers better visually understand the information.

Each chapter covers comprehensive topics such as geographic characteristics and changes in population, residence and industry, as well as transportation, tourism, regional development planning, and future development potential.
After the Korean Topography (I-IV) was published in the early 1980s, a project to publish a geography of the five regions scheduled for map revision has been pursued since 2003.
  • region information
The Geography of Korea is distributed for free to public and university libraries around the country as well as to relevant research institutes. It is also available online at the land portal website (www.land.go.kr).
Future Plan
Formulate strategies to develop the Geography as well as long and short-term future plans from a comprehensive and long-term perspective in order to lay a foundation for promoting a systematic and constant project