Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines, Nov. 2013

Release of Maps of the central Philippines using Global Map

1.Release of the Maps

Powerful Typhoon Haiyan which swept through the central Philippines on November 8 caused a great deal of damage to Tacloban city, the Leyte provincial capital, and its vicinity. In relation to this Typhoon, Global Map of Tacloban city and its vicinity is released.
The maps using Global Map Data show the track of the Typhoon.

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 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.