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Global Map Japan

Global Map Japan

Global Map Japan was developed by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan(GSI).

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Data Policy

The data is subject to copyright law of Japan and copyright protection by an international treaty.

The data is available for free of charge under the "Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Website Terms Use."

For any enquiries, please contact Geospatial Information Authority of Japan.

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Global Map Japan version 2.2 Vector data (Released in 2016)

The Transportation (Road, Railroad and Station) layers were developed to update the version 2.1 data using GSI Maps (In Japanese).

Download Global Map Japan version 2.2 Vector data
Layer Shape file
All gm-jpn-all_u_2_2.zip (8.7MB)
Transportation gm-jpn-trans_u_2_2.zip (4.4MB)

Global Map Japan version 2.1 Vector data (Released in 2015)

The Transportation (only Airport) and Boundary layer, which is corresponding to the merger of municipalities as of January 1, 2015, were developed to update the version 2.0 data using the information about the merger of municipalities.

Download Global Map Japan version 2.1 Vector data
Layer Shape file
All gm-jpn-all_u_2_1.zip (8MB)
Boundary gm-jpn-bnd_u_2_1.zip (3.2 MB)
Transportation gm-jpn-trans_u_2_1.zip (4.1MB)


Global Map Japan version 2 Vector data (Released in 2011)

Download Global Map Japan version 2 Vector data
Layer Shape file
All gm-jpn-all_u_2.zip (8.5 MB)
Boundary gm-jpn-bnd_u_2.zip (3.4 MB)
Drainage gm-jpn-hydro_u_2.zip (1.1 MB)
Population gm-jpn-pop_u_2.zip(87 KB)
Transportation gm-jpn-trans_u_2.zip (3.9 MB)


Global Map Japan version 1.1 Raster data (Released in 2006)

Download Global Map Japan version 1.1 Raster data
Layer TIFF
Elevation gm-jpn-el_u_1_1.zip (474 KB)
Land Cover gm-jpn-lc_u_1_1.zip (188 KB)
Land Use gm-jpn-lu_u_1_1.zip (155 KB)
Vegetation gm-jpn-ve_u_1_1.zip (236 KB)


Global Map Japan version 1.0 Raster data (Released in 2000)

Download Global Map Japan version 1.0 Raster data
Layer TIFF
Elevation gm-jpn-el_u_1_0.zip (451 KB)
Land Cover gm-jpn-lc_u_1_0.zip (190 KB)
Land Use gm-jpn-lu_u_1_0.zip (105 KB)
Vegetation gm-jpn-ve_u_1_0.zip (187 KB)

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