Flood of and around Uttarakhand, India,June.2013
Release of ”Global Map of and around Uttarahand,India”
1.Release of the maps
In Uttarakhand and its vicinity of India, a flood has been occurring from the middle of June, which has been giving a serious damage to this area.
Global Map around Uttarakhand of India is released. This map provides landform and land use of Uttarakhand and its vicinity where large amounts of damage are occurring.
The maps were prepared by using Global Map and other data.
2.Use of this map
The map is 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.