Global Map of and around Ya'an, Sichuan, China
1. Release of the map
In relation to the earthquakes on April 20 which hit Sichuan, China at 8:02 a.m. (9:02 a.m. Japan time) of Magnitude 6.6 (source: USGS), Global Map around Ya’an, Sichuan, China, the heavily damaged area, is released. The maps provide information on landform and land use at and around the epicenter. The maps were prepared by using Global Map and other data.
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/