Flood in Bankok of Thailand, Oct. 2011

Release of "Global Map around Bangkok of Thailand"

1.Release of the map

In Bangkok and its vicinity of Thailand, a flood has been occurring from early October, which has been giving a serious damage to this area. Global Map around Bangkok of Thailand is released. This map provides landform and land use of Bangkok 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 Geospatial Information Authorities (NGIAs) 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.