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GSI has opened a website titled “GSI Maps 3D” where anyone can easily view and download 3D maps of all parts of Japan since March 2014.

In addition, GSI has provided a tool to make tactile maps by using 3D printer since December 2014.

We introduce some examples of 3D models which are made with elevation data, aerial photos, and vector data by using 3D printer.


Q1: Are there any rules to use 3D data provided on this site?

A: For using data, please follow our Terms of Use.

Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Website Terms of Use (in English)

Q2: Where can I get tactile map data for 3D printers?

A: Sample data (in STL format) for creating tactile maps with 3D printer is available at the website below: (in Japanese)

GSI Maps 3D Top

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