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2021-06-07,The 2021 Nyiragongo Eruption, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2021-05-25,The 2021 Qinghai Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2020-05-01，Related Information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
2020-02-14, Experimental release of Japan map in multilingual notation.
2020-01-22, The 2020 Taal Eruption, Philippines: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data.
2019-12-12, White Island Volcano Eruption, New Zealand.
2019-10-22, GSI published the commemorative map, "CENTRAL TOKYO" for the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor.
2019-10-11, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan receives JICA President Award:
60 years of GSI international contributions highly valued
2019-07-09, GSI started effort to include the location of ”Natural Disaster Monument”, which shows lessons from historical disasters experienced by our ancestors, on GSI Maps.
2019-05-16, Experimental release of Japan map in English notation.
2019-03-15, Maps shows lessons from historical disasters experienced by our ancestors.
2018-12-25, The 2018 Krakatau Eruption, Indonesia: Geomorphic change detected by ALOS-2 data
2018-07-12, Releasing twelve new sheets of Active Fault Map for four fault zones to support local preparedness against earthquakes
2018-06-28, Big Data Contributes to Safer Mountain Climbing - Mountain Trails on Maps Updated in Time for Climbing Season
2018-03-08, Find an easier route ! - You can now easily create an elevation profile on web map.-
2017-11-15, The 2017 Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2017-08-24, Release of "five new sheets of Active Fault Map in Urban Area showing detailed locations of active faults."
2017-07-13, Feature Exhibition "The World of Hand-drawn Maps"
2017-07-20, Map Symbols for "tourist information center" adopted for overseas visitors maps.
2017-06-05, Volcanic Activities of Nishinoshima Island Has Been Monitored by Satellite Imagery.
2017-05-18, Release of "Do You Know How to Measure the Shape of the Earth?"
2017-04-28, Release of "Aerial photos covering all the 23 Wards of Tokyo before World War II are now available for the first time in GSI Maps"
2017-03-27, Release of "Earthquake Fault of 2014 Earthquake Centered in Northern Nagano Prefecture is Released, As Well As Newly Recognized Active Faults."
2017-03-15, Release of "
Standard for Japan’s Gravity Values Redefined: First Update in 40 Years
2017-03-14, Release of "3D Earthquake Source Fault Model Added on GSI Maps"
2017-02-28, Release of "Leveling results in Tohoku region updated"
2017-02-22, Release of "Designated Emergency Evacuation Sites available on GSI Maps"
2017-02-22, "Participation in international geodetic observations" is updated
2017-02-20, Release of "Announcement of 2016 planimetric reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan"
2016-12-07, "Five New Sheets of Active Fault Map in Urban Area Are Made Publicly Available " is updated
2016-11-22, "Brief Overview of the GSI " is updated
2016-11-17, The 2016 New Zealand Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2016-11-08, The October 2016 Central Italy Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2016-10-27, Release of "The 2016 Central Tottori Earthquake"
2016-08-26, The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2016-08-17, Release of "The latest survey results of Nishinoshima Island (as of July 2016)"
2016-05-31, Release of "Resurveying benchmarks on the Pacific coast of Tohoku district"
2016-04-28, "The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake: Crustal deformation around the faults" is updated
2016-04-21, Release of "Launch of space geodetic observation which is cutting-edge and at the highest level in the world"
2016-03-31, Release of "Provision of data containing the signals of Galileo and the new frequency signal of GPS observed at 786 GNSS-based control stations started
Information Service Hall
" is updated
2016-03-30, Release of "Maps of Japan to be more easily understandable for overseas visitors"
2016-03-24, Release of "The latest survey results for Nishinoshima Island as of March 2016 are available"
2016-03-14, Release of "3D images of land classification and disaster information have become available in “GSI Maps”: More information can be represented 3 dimensionally"
2016-03-10, Release of "GSI-LB, or UAV Surveyor, launches to promote i-Construction, increasing in construction productivity"
2016-03-03, The 2016 Taiwan Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2016-02-24, Release of "Announcement of 2015 planimetric reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan"
2016-02-03, Release of "
Survey Results for Nishinoshima Island are updated
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" is updated
2016-01-19, Release of "The nationwide development of the “Digital Topographic Map 200000” and the “Digital Map (Basic Geospatial Information 200000)” was completed"
2016-01-15, Release of "The 2015 Tajikistan Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data"
2015-12-04, Release of "Global Map of southern India"
2015-11-16, "Information Service Hall" is updated
2015-11-04, Survey Results for Nishinoshima Island are now publicly available.
2015-10-28, Release of "Global Map around northern Afghanistan"
2015-10-06, The 2015 Chile Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2015-10-06, Release of "Global Map of central Guatemala"
2015-09-30, "Technical assistance for developing countries " is updated
2015-09-17, Release of "Global Map of central Chile"
2015-09-07, "How to get to GSI " is updated
2015-08-24, "Brief Overview of the GSI " is updated
2015-07-30, "International Training Course (funded by JICA)" is updated
2015-07-22, "Information Service Hall" is updated
2015-04-30, The 2015 Nepal Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS-2 data
2015-04-30, Aerial photographs taken around Nishinoshima Island.
2015-04-30, Announcement of 2014 Planimetric reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan
2015-04-30, Active Fault Map in Urban Areas officially announced for Rokko-Awaji Shima Fault Zone/ Kego Fault Zone/ Mitoke-Kyoto Nishiyama Fault Zone
2015-04-28, Release of "Global Map of central Nepal"
2015-04-28, Signing a memorandum of technical cooperation in the field of surveying between Japan and Vietnam
2015-04-24, Towards the launch of Urban Hazard Maps Web Portal that enables to understand the development of hazard maps of major cities in the world
2015-04-24, First United Nations General Assembly resolution in field of surveying
2015-04-09, Release of "Global Map of northern Chile"
2015-03-31, Topographic maps get smartphone support
2015-03-31, Aerial photographs had been taken around Nishinoshima Island
2015-03-16, Crustal movements resulting from earthquake in northern part of Nagano Prefecture at approximately 22:08 on November 22nd, 2014
2015-03-04, Release of "Global Map of northeast Afghanistan"
2015-02-20, The Symposium on "Application of Geospatial Technology in Urban Disaster Management" will be held on 13th March, 2015, Sendai, Japan.(link to ISCGM website)
2014-11-26, New VLBI observing facility in Ishioka commences preliminary operation.
2014-10-31, Release of "Global Map of and around Badulla, Sri Lanka"
2014-10-31, Update seamlessly connected Fundamental Geospatial Data around the whole of Japan
2014-10-28, Area of Nishinoshima Island increased by more than 1 square kilometer
2014-09-16, Release of "Global Map around Jammu Kashmir and Panjab"
2014-08-15, Release of "Global Map of and around Mankha, East of Kathmandu, Nepal"
2014-08-15, Release of "Global Map of and around Malin, East Mumbai, India"
2014-08-05, Release of "Global Map of and around Zhaotong, Yunnan, China"
2014-07-31, Single-sheet map showing entire territory of Japan updated
2014-07-18, Map symbols determined for places of refuge, etc.
2014-07-07, The first automatic aerial photographing over Nishinoshima Island by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
2014-06-06, New "Long-Term Plan for Basic Surveys" formulated
2014-05-08, Release of "Global Map of and around Badakhstan, Afghanistan"
2014-04-10, Revision of elevations of Japan’s main mountains
2014-04-08, 3D models of all parts of Japan available for 3D printers
2014-03-19, Release of "Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs, etc. of the Antarctic" from GSI’s Homepage
2014-03-10, The page of "Topographic maps of the moon" (English version) announced
2014-02-28, Aerial photographs taken around Nishinoshima(Second report)
2014-02-10, Areas of prefectures and municipalities in Japan for 2013 announced
2014-01-24, Slow Slip Event Detected on the Plate Boundary Surface beneath the Sea offshore of the Boso Peninsula
2014-01-14, Aerial photographs taken around Nishinoshima
2013-12-03, Active Fault Map in Urban Area officially announced for Eastern Boundary Fault Zone of the Yokote Basin/ Futaba Fault Zone/ Northwestern Boundary Fault Zone of the Kanto Plain
2013-11-18, Release of "Maps of Puntland region in northeastern Somalia using Global Map"
2013-11-12, Release of "Maps of the central Philippines using Global Map (Typhoon Haiyan)"
2013-11-08, Bohol island, Philippines Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by satellite SAR data
2013-11-08, New 1:25,000 topographic maps started to issue from November 1st
2013-10-30, Public release of aerial photographs showing disaster areas damaged from a landslide caused by heavy rain due to typhoon No.26, 2013
2013-10-17, Release of "Global Map of the central Philippines"
2013-10-03, Geospatial EXPO 2013 – Guide to International Seminar on Geospatial Information
2013-09-26, Release of "Global Map of Southwestern Pakistan"
2013-09-13, Public release of aerial photographs showing areas struck by sudden strong winds on September 2
2013-09-10, Fifty Years of Accepting Participants from Developing Countries
2013-06, Release of "Global Map of and around Uttarahand,India"
2013-04, Release of "Global Map of and around Ya'an, Sichuan, China"
2012-12, Release of "Global Map of Eastern Mindanao, the Phillippines"
2012-08, Release of "maps of northwestern Iran by using Global Map"
2012-06-22, The side event of Global Map will be held at Rio+20 united nations coference on sustainable development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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