In order to enhance global cropland information for regional and global food security planning and information on field size, two new global maps have been recently released in the journal Global Change Biology.
Recent data by the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center show that the Southwest of the US has been affected by droughts for 11 of the past 14 years and that in 2014 the worst levels of drought has been registered in California.
The United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is delivering online access to unclassified geospatial intelligence data to major federal agencies and partners in an effort to support Ebola relief in Western Africa, as the Agency stated in a press release.
Kerala Port Department, India, announced that a digital map of its entire coastline will be created before 2015. This map would be a consistent tool for many government agencies, including Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.
The Department of Geological Survey & Mineral Exploration Ministry of Mines is a Division of the Ministry of Mines of Burma and carries out research in geological and mineral resources. The Department functions according to the Myanmar Mines Law and Rules. The Department of Geological Survey & Mineral Exploration has prepared geological maps for almost 77% of the country. As a result of its explorations, deposits of coal, lignite, lead, gold, silver, copper and sapphire have been discovered in numerous areas.