Release of "Global Map of Southwestern Pakistan"
1.Release of the map
The magnitude 7.7 earthquake (source by USGS) which hit southwestern Pakistan at 11:29 a.m. (3:29 p.m. Japan time) on September 24 caused a great deal of damage to Awaran and its vicinity of southwestern Pakistan. In relation to this earthquake, Global Map of Awaran and its vicinity of southwestern Pakistan is released.
The maps show the position of the epicenter and provide information on landform and land use of and around the epicenter.
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/