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USGS develops GIS data framework for Afghanistan

US: The US Geological Survey (USGS) developed an integrated GIS data framework for Afghanistan. It aims to provide the fundamental databases and current, state-of-the-art maps to support natural resource assessment programmes and to aid in restoring Afghan geosciences ministries to operational status.
Working in cooperation with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS), Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Industries (MMI), and Afghanistan Geology and Cartography Head Office (AGCHO), participants in USGS’ Geospatial Infrastructure Development Project collected, compiled and digitised existing geologic, topographic and remote sensing data. They used them to produce geologic, cartographic and satellite image map sets of the entire country. They worked with Afghan partners to develop in-country expertise in various types of mapping, and have also initiated work on a national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI) for Afghanistan.
The Geospatial Infrastructure Development team is also responsible for developing and maintaining this website and thus providing data for both USGS and collaborating scientists in support of their respective projects as well as making available more general information about USGS Projects in Afghanistan to the public.
All products of the Geospatial Infrastructure Project, including data collections, maps, and various publications, are available at https://afghanistan.cr.usgs.gov/geospatial-infrastructure-development-publications-maps
Source: USGS