New “Long-Term Plan for Basic Survey” formulated
- Aims to improve ability to develop and apply geospatial information, and promote distribution and application of geospatial information
Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) has formulated a new “Long-Term Plan for Basic Survey” (“Long-Term Plan”) aimed at the realization of a new society through application of geospatial information such as survey results, and announced as a notification of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism dated April 9th, this new Long-Term Plan has also been published on the GSI homepage.
The Long-Term Plan establishes a plan for basic surveys as the foundation of all surveys (public surveys conducted by the State and public organizations, etc.) based on Article 12 of the Survey Act. Since formulating the first Plan in 1953, new Plans have been settled on about once every 10 years, with the previous Long-Term Plan having covered the period from FY 2009 until FY 2018.
However, after formulating this Plan, there have been changes in social and social needs such as the items outlined below:
Additionally, future issues were clarified by means of the FY 2013 policy review conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. GSI has formulated a new Long-Term Plan covering the 10-year period from FY 2014 to FY 2023 with the aim of ensuring that basic surveys and various related measures support these needs and issues.
The main strategy of the present Long-Term Plan has the following aims: