Landslide disaster of western India, Aug. 2014

Release of "Global Map of and around Malin, East of Mumbai, India"

1.Release of the maps

Landslides caused by heavy rains continued from late July brought a great deal of damage to east of Mumbai in India. In relation to this disaster, Global Map of and around Malin, East of Mumbai, India is released.
The maps provide information on landform and land cover of and around the 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, Transport and Tourism) 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.