Release of "Global Map around Van，Eastern Turkey"
1.Release of the map
The magnitude 7.2 earthquake which hit eastern Turkey at 1:41 p.m. (7:41 p.m. Japan time) on October 23 caused a great deal of damage to Van and its vicinity of eastern Turkey. In relation to this earthquake, Global Map of Van and its vicinity of eastern Turkey is released. The maps provide landform and land use of and around the epicenter of the main quake.
The maps were prepared by using Global Map and other data.
2.Use of this map
3.Global Mapping Project
The Global Map data development is underway steered by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM). The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) serves as the ISCGM Secretariat which takes a central role of the project management. The GSI also provides developing countries with necessary technologies.
The details of the project are shown at the following website.
- ISCGM: http://www.iscgm.org/