Torrential Rain in Brazil, January. 2011
Release of "Global Map around Rio de Janeiro, southeast of Brazil"
1.Release of the map
Global Map of southeast of Brazil is released. This area is affected by landslides and floods caused by the torrential rain started early January. This map gives information on landform and land use around Rio de Janeiro where extensive damage was caused.
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.