GSI has released an online English map adopting above mentioned rules on an experimental basis in order to expand use of the rules and to find issues for improvement of the maps for overseas visitors.
This map, employing vector tile format, can provide foreign visitors with easy-to-understand information by displaying geographical name and types of symbols in English, and also by reading geographical name with its correct pronunciation in Japanese through a web browser. In addition, users can obtain the map with necessary information by adding/deleting the map information, e.g., name of the facility.
Rules of notation
Functions of the online map
1. Displayed Map Symbols:
Map symbols used in this map (see appendix) consist of the symbols used in GSI Maps and the symbols developed for overseas visitors
2. A voice-reading function and displaying information: