In light of increasing vulnerabilities of urban human settlements to natural and man-made disasters, it is important to develop, periodically update and disseminate location-based disaster risk information, including hazard maps, to decision makers, the general public and communities of urban areas in an appropriate format by using relevant geospatial information technology.
In this context, the ISCGM will launch a web portal of urban hazard maps of major cities in the world to monitor the progress of their development as a potential indicator for the post-2015 framework in order to manage and mitigate risks in rapidly expanding urban areas. The portal will allow the users to understand the latest coverage of the hazard maps in the world, look up each hazard map developed by relevant organizations, and develop appropriate community analytics for decision support. This initiative is supported by ISCGM member countries.
To monitor the progress of the development of urban hazard maps of major cities in the world.
The number of hazard maps of major cities of the world which have been registered to this site.
Counting the number of cities that have provided their hazard map data/information to the ISCGM web portal out of the major cities in the world.
Mr Nagayama Toru
Secretary General, International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM)