Torrential rain in Philippines, December 2011
Release of "Global Map of Northern Mindanao, the Philippines"
1.Release of the map
Torrential rain by Typhoon 21 which landed Mindanao on December 16th caused extensive damage of flood, land slide, etc. to Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and their vicinities of northern Mindanao of southern Philippines. Global Map of Northern Mindanao is released. This map provides landform and land use of the damaged area and its vicinity.
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.