Release of “Global Map around Jammu Kashmir and Panjab”
1.Release of the maps
Heavy rains starting from early September brought a great deal of damage to northern India and northern Pakistan. In relation to this disaster, Global Map around Jammu Kashmir and Panjab was 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/