The Earthquake Apr. 2007 at Solomon Islands

Release of a Map of Solomon Islands and its Vicinity by Global Map

April 3, 2007

1. Release of the map

A map of Solomon Islands and its vicinity is released. This map includes Giza Island, Solomon Islands which suffered serious damage from earthquake and Tsunami on April 2. This map shows the location and geographical status of Solomon Islands and its vicinity. The map is prepared by using Global Map data.

2. Use of this map

The map is freely available for a use of non-commercial purposes´╝Ä

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.