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Profile of Dr. Hosang Sakong

Dr. Hosang Sakong

Director General of National Geographic Information Institute

Dr. Hosang Sakong is the Director General of the National Geographic Information Institute (NGII). Previously he was the director of the Global Development Partnership Center (2010 and 2013) and the director of the Geospatial Information Research Division of the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (2013 and 2015). Since 2014, he has served as the Chair of the Korea Association of Geographic Information Studies.

Recent contributions

Korea’s geospatial strategy for safe and sustainable land management

Developing a constant monitoring system helps discover and sometimes prevent disasters and reduce possible damages by enabling a prompt response.