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Cyclone in Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Nov. 2013

Release of Maps of Puntland region in northeastern Somalia using Global Map

Tropical cyclone which hit Puntland region in northeastern Somalia caused a great deal of damage to Puntland and its vicinity. In relation to this cyclone, Global Map of Puntland and its vicinity is released.
The maps using Global Map Data show the track of the cyclone and the storm area.


2.Use of this map

These maps are 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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