Landslide disaster of northern Afghanistan, May. 2014

Release of "Global Map of and around Badakhstan, Afghanistan"

1.Release of the maps

Global Map of and around Badakhstan, Afghanistan is released. A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains caused a big disaster in Badakhstan of northern Afghanistan.
The maps provide information on landform, land cover and drainage of and around the disaster-affected area.

2.Use of this map

These maps are 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.