Release of "Global Map of and around Mankha, East of Kathmandu, Nepal"
1.Release of the maps
Landslides caused by heavy rains continued from late July brought a great deal of damage to east of Kathmandu in Nepal. In relation to this disaster, Global Map of and around Mankha, East of Kathmandu, Nepal is released.
The maps provide information on landform and land cover of and around the 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/