This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

Data Location


Data that can be downloaded is an XML document file or JPGIS2.x format, encoded in JPGIS2.x (GML) format. Data is provided timely (last update: 31/07/2015). Users need to register to download data. No terms of use are provided and the FAQ ( also do not mention terms of use.

Basemap data is protected by Survey Law.

Reviewer comments

Users need to register in order to download, and a fee is requiered, thus it is neiter public nor free.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   GML
Reviewer   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   Satoshi IIDA
Last modified   Sat Sep 12 2015 05:34:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)