status and future directions for global map
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Status and Future Directions for Global Map

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 20

Status and Future Directions for Global Map - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Status and Future Directions for Global Map. Presentation to the 10 th PCGIAP Meeting Bangalore, India January 31 st 2004 D.R.F. Taylor Chair ISCGM Distinguished Research Professor Carleton University, Ottawa Canada E-Mail: [email protected]

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Status and Future Directions for Global Map' - platt

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
status and future directions for global map
Status and Future Directions for Global Map

Presentation to the 10th PCGIAP Meeting

Bangalore, India

January 31st 2004

D.R.F. Taylor


Distinguished Research Professor

Carleton University, Ottawa Canada

E-Mail: [email protected]

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

A spatial data infrastructure is an information system based on geographic location to organise, discover, analyse and apply information for policy decisions and actions.

An SDI consists of the following elements:
    • Geospatial Framework and Content Data
    • Metadata
    • Clearinghouses
    • Services
    • Standards
    • Partnerships
    • Policies

(GSDI Association 2003)

what is global map
What is Global Map?
  • Digital geographic dataset of
    • Global coverage
    • Consistent specifications
    • Worldwide open distribution

philosophy of global map
Philosophy of Global Map

National mapping organizations will participate voluntarily and make data available for use. Each mapping organization will be responsible for providing data of their territory.

National mapping organizations can provide data for a global, fundamental, consistent database for research and decision making.

global data sets for global environment
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) = IGBP- DIS’s Land Cover

global map specifications
Global Map Specifications
  • Spatial resolution: 1km, or 1:1,000,000
  • 8 Layers
    • Vector
      • Transportation, Boundaries, Drainage, Population Centres
    • Raster
      • Elevation, Vegetation, Land Cover, Land Use
  • Open and available online

organization of the iscgm
Organization of the ISCGM
  • Member countries and organizations

Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Niger, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA, EuroGeographics, SCAR

  • Liaison organizations

UN Statistics Division, UN Cartographic Section, UN Environment Program, UN University, ICA, ISO/TC211 etc.

current participation status
Current Participation Status

Participation status of countries and regions:

  • 18 countries already released Global Map Version 1.0.
  • 130 countries and regions are participating in the Global Mapping project.
  • This corresponds to about 83% of the global land area coverage.


This map is for the purpose of reference and not authorized by any organization.

not yet participating in the project

coverage ratio to land area
Coverage Ratio to Land Area

83% of the globe is covered by Global Mapping Project

partnership with other organizations
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 (PC-IDEA)
    • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
    • United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG)
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Committee on Development Information (CODI)
  • ESRI launched Global Map / GSDI Grant Program, in Memory of John E. “Jack” Estes

some recent developments and challenges i
Some Recent Developments and Challenges I


  • Promote Further Participation


  • 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 1:250,000

some recent developments and challenges ii
Some Recent Developments and Challenges II


  • Increase Applications and use of Global Map


  • 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. Brazil

some recent developments and challenges iii
Some Recent Developments and Challenges III


  • Revise Global Map Specifications


  • Data Accepted at 1:250,000 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. Tateishi Japan) Ground Truth Data Collected by NMOs and Classify Satellite Images with the GT Data

some recent developments and challenges iv
Some Recent Developments and Challenges IV


  • Promote Partnerships


  • Develop New Partnerships (EG. UN 1:1 million data set for Africa and Middle-East; CEOS)
  • Enhance Existing Partnerships (EG. 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

some recent developments and challenges v
Some Recent Developments and Challenges V


  • Capacity Building


  • 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

  • Global Map is a significant contribution to the implementation of Agenda 21 under the worldwide collaborative efforts by respective countries

“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