Release of "Global Map of and around Badakhstan, Afghanistan"
1.Release of the maps
Global Map of and around Badakhstan, Afghanistan is released. A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains caused a big disaster in Badakhstan of northern Afghanistan.
The maps provide information on landform, land cover and drainage of and around the disaster-affected area.
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/