Myanmar Cyclone, May 2008

Release of a Global Map of the central district of Union of Myanmar

May 7, 2008

1. Release of the map

A map of the central district of Union of Myanmar is released. This map includes the Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit area on May 2-3. This map shows the location and geographical status of the central district of Union of Myanmar. The map is prepared by using Global Map of Myanmar.

2. Use of this map

The map is freely available for a use of 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 ISCGM Secretariat is situated in the Geographical Survey Institute (GSI) 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.