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Landside disaster in central Guatemala, Oct. 2015

Release of “Global Map of central Guatemala”

1.Release of the maps

In relation to the landslide, which caused a big damage, occurred in central Guatemala on October 1st, Global Map of central Guatemala is released.
These maps provide information on landform and land cover of and around the affected area.

2.Use of this map

Use the data according to the terms of use on the contents of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI).

3.Global Mapping Project

Global Mapping project is an endeavor advocated by the Ministry of Construction (present Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) 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.

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