Mexico-landslide disaster, September 2010

Release of "Global Map around the State of Oaxaca, south of Mexico "

1.Release of the map

The map "Global Map around the State of Oaxaca, south of Mexico" is released. This map includes Oaxaca, the southern Mexican state, where thousands of people were affected by flood and landslide on September 28 due to Tropical Storm Matthew struck in the area. This map shows the location and geographical status of around Oaxaca state in Mexico. The map is prepared by using Global Map 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 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 websites.