Brief Overview of the GSI
Mission of GSI
As the nation’s foremost map-making organization, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI ) is promoting the development, updating and promotion of geospatial information in adherence with the Survey Act and the Basic Act on the Advancement of Utilizing Geospatial Information, and is making a continuous effort toward the realization of a “geospatially enabled society” where geospatial information can be available and utilized by anyone, at anytime, anywhere.
The Long-Term Plan for Basic Surveys
In order to meet the requirements of society’s changing environment with rapidly progressing technology and natural disasters like the Great East Japan Earthquake, “the Long-Term Plan for Basic Surveys” (April 9, 2014) based on the Survey Act, focuses on two main strategies (“capacity building for development and utilization of geospatial information on national level” and “promotion of distribution and utilization of publicly owned geospatial information for creation of new industries and improvement of citizens’ wellbeing”), to contribute to the safety and security of the people and improvement of citizens’ wellbeing through the following measures.