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Earthquake in the central Philippines, Oct. 2013

Release of "Global Map of the central Philippines"

1.Release of the map

The magnitude 7.1 earthquake (source by USGS) which hit the central Philippines at 8:12 a.m. (9:12 a.m. Japan time) on October 15 caused a great deal of damage to Bohol Island, which is the epicenter of this earthquake, and its vicinity. In relation to this earthquake, Global Map of Bohol Island and its vicinity 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

The map is freely available for non-commercial purposes.

3.Global Mapping Project

Global Mapping project is an endeavor advocated by the Ministry of Construction (present Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) in 1992 to develop a digital map (Global Map) covering the whole globe to accurately express the status of global environment, implemented in international cooperation of respective National Mapping Organizations (NMOs) of the world. The Global Map can be used for studying global environmental problems, etc.

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.

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