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What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Kiban Chizu Joho, 5m DEM data and GSI map are under protection of Survey Law.
In an open and machine-readable format GML, WFS Kiban Chizu Joho is provided in GML format. GSI map is TMS tile.
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes Major feature is updated immediately on GSI map. (such as new motorway, abandoned railway, major buildings)
Publicly available No Need user registration
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Go to GSI, expand the menu of "地図・空中写真・地理調査", and find those dataset page
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders Kiban Chizu Joho contains all road data in Japan, so it covers national traffic routes. National borders are on GSI map. like this.
location - Kiban Chizu Joho, National Basemap of Japan, - GSI Map of Japan, - 5m mesh DEM
Data that can be downloaded is an XML document file or JPGIS2.x format, encoded in JPGIS2.x (GML) format.

Meta data

Data location - Kiban Chizu Joho, National Basemap of Japan - GSI Map of Japan - 5m mesh DEM
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   GML, WFS
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Satoshi IIDA
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:36:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)