Release of "Global Map of the central Philippines"
1.Release of the map
The magnitude 7.1 earthquake (source by USGS) which hit the central Philippines at 8:12 a.m. (9:12 a.m. Japan time) on October 15 caused a great deal of damage to Bohol Island, which is the epicenter of this earthquake, and its vicinity. In relation to this earthquake, Global Map of Bohol Island and its vicinity is released.
The maps show the position of the epicenter and provide information on landform and land use of and around the epicenter.
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/