1.  Place the notion of Ubiquitous Mapping based on real-world map interaction and ICT-based context-aware mapping services in the domain of Theoretical Cartography; examining (1) Primal mapping between geomedia (real, graphic and language spaces) and human (cognitive space), and (2) Secondary or ICT-based mapping between geomedia (real, graphic and language spaces) and geodatabase.
  2. Develop the theory of Map Evolution on ICT enabled socio-cultural environment, by (1) Clarifying similarity and difference in comparing variant systems to establish an evaluation scheme, (2) Revealing significant factors such as ubiquity and egocentrism for Map Evolution on ICT, and (3) Creating map evolutional tree diagrams representing natural selection of maps in past, current and future according to real ICT-based ubiquitous mapping services and socio-cultural environment of different countries, particularly East Asia including Japan, China and Korea.
  3. Organize regional workshops including site observation to comprehend contemporary situation of ubiquitous mapping.