Status and Future Directions for Global Map

Presentation to the 10th PCGIAP Meeting Bangalore, India

January 31st 2004
D.R.F. Taylor Chair ISCGM Distinguished Research Professor Carleton University, Ottawa Canada E-Mail: Fraser_Taylor@carleton.ca www.iscgm.org

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Global Map is an operational Global Spatial Data Infrastructure for decision making on environment and sustainable development issues.

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discover.A spatial data infrastructure is an information system based on geographic location to organise. analyse and apply information for policy decisions and actions.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. iscgm. January 31st 2004 3 . Bangalore India.

January 31st 2004 4 .org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. Bangalore India.An SDI consists of the following elements: Geospatial Framework and Content Data  Metadata  Clearinghouses  Services  Standards  Partnerships  Policies (GSDI Association 2003)  iscgm.

What is Global Map? Digital geographic dataset of  Global coverage  Consistent specifications  Worldwide open distribution iscgm. Bangalore India. January 31st 2004 5 .org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.

consistent database for research and decision making. Bangalore India. National mapping organizations can provide data for a global. Each mapping organization will be responsible for providing data of their territory. fundamental.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.Philosophy of Global Map National mapping organizations will participate voluntarily and make data available for use. January 31st 2004 6 . iscgm.

Bangalore India. January 31st 2004 7 .org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.Global Data Sets for Global Environment DEM: GTOPO30 (Global 30 second elevation data set) > DTED-1 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level –1) Geography: DCW (Digital Chart of the World) > VMAP (Vector Map) Level 0 Land use/cover: GLCC (Global Land Cover Characterization) = IGBPDIS’s Land Cover iscgm.

org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. Vegetation. or 1:1. Land Cover. Population Centres Elevation. Bangalore India.000 8 Layers  Vector  Transportation. Drainage.Global Map Specifications Spatial resolution: 1km.000. Boundaries. Land Use  Raster  Open and available online iscgm. January 31st 2004 8 .

Malaysia. India. South Africa. Niger.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. Bangalore India. USA. EuroGeographics. UN Cartographic Section. ICA.Organization of the ISCGM Member countries and organizations Australia. Canada. UN Environment Program. Republic of Korea. SCAR Liaison organizations UN Statistics Division. Bangladesh. Kenya. UN University. January 31st 2004 9 . China. New Zealand. Japan. Mexico. France. Iran. ISO/TC211 etc. United Kingdom. iscgm.

130 countries and regions are participating in the Global Mapping project.Current Participation Status Participation status of countries and regions: 18 countries already released Global Map Version 1.0. iscgm.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. January 31st 2004 10 . This corresponds to about 83% of the global land area coverage. Bangalore India.

not yet participating in the project .This map is for the purpose of reference and not authorized by any organization.

org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. Bangalore India.Coverage Ratio to Land Area Progress of Global Mapping as of 2003-07-12 not started 17% data available 13% developing 28% preparing to release 42% 83% of the globe is covered by Global Mapping Project iscgm. January 31st 2004 12 .

Bangalore India.Partnership with other organizations  ISCGM has liaison status or communication with many geographic information related organizations/activities such as: – – – – – – – – – – – – – Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) European Umbrella Organization of Geographic Information (EUROGI) EuroGeographics Geographic Information for Sustainable Development (GISD) Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) International Cartographic Association (ICA) International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) International Standardization Organization / Technical Committee 211 (ISO/TC211) Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP) Permanent Committee on Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Americas (PCIDEA) Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). in Memory of John E. Committee on Development Information (CODI)  ESRI launched Global Map / GSDI Grant Program. “Jack” Estes iscgm. January 31st 2004 .org 13 10th PCGIAP Meeting.

000 iscgm. Bangalore India.org  10th PCGIAP Meeting.Some Recent Developments and Challenges I Challenge  Promote Further Participation Response Global Mapping Forum 2003 – Okinawa Declaration  Cambridge Conference 2003  Mapping Africa for Africans 2003 – Johannesburg Statement  Revision of Membership Rules 2003  Include Small Nations by Accepting Data at 1:250. January 31st 2004 14 .

January 31st 2004 15 . Brazil  iscgm. Bangalore India.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.Some Recent Developments and Challenges II Challenge  Increase Applications and use of Global Map Response Make Global Map Data More Easily Available on the Web (Creation of a Web Portal)  Encourage Presentation of Global Map Applications – Global Mapping Forum 2003  Global Map as a Framework for National Spatial Data Infrastructures EG.

January 31st 2004 16 . Tateishi Japan) Ground Truth Data Collected by NMOs and Classify Satellite Images with the GT Data  iscgm.Some Recent Developments and Challenges III Challenge  Revise Global Map Specifications Response Data Accepted at 1:250.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting. Bangalore India.000 as well as 1:1 million  ISCGM Working Group Two Chaired by India to Report on Required Technical Changes  New Global Raster Dataset Development ISCGM working group 4 (Dr.

Some Recent Developments and Challenges IV Challenge  Promote Partnerships Response Develop New Partnerships (EG. January 31st 2004 iscgm. ISPRS and Raster Data Set Development)  ISCGM Now Member of the Joint Board of the Sister Societies  ISCGM Seeks Ex-Officio Board Membership of GSDI Association  10th PCGIAP Meeting. UN 1:1 million data set for Africa and Middle-East. Bangalore India.org 17 . CEOS)  Enhance Existing Partnerships (EG.

org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.Some Recent Developments and Challenges V Challenge  Capacity Building Response Group Training Course “Global Mapping” by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  Global Mapping Seminar Nairobi 2003 in Cooperation with Jack Estes Global Mapping/GSDI Grant Program by ESRI  Decentralise Jack Estes Grant Training  iscgm. Bangalore India. January 31st 2004 18 .

Conclusion Global Map is a significant contribution to the implementation of Agenda 21 under the worldwide collaborative efforts by respective countries iscgm. Bangalore India. January 31st 2004 19 .org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.

Bangalore India.org 10th PCGIAP Meeting.“By having complete Global Map coverage by 2007 we will provide a spatial framework to facilitate the actions of the countries of the world both individually and collectively to conserve our fragile environment and make the development of our societies more viable and sustainable for future generations” Okinawa Declaration July 2003 iscgm. January 31st 2004 20 .

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