In this article, you will learn more about the map data of Japan. You will find out more about all available MapTiler Japan datasets and their source. It will also provide you with a how-to-use guide to fully utilize the great potential of these beautiful maps.
Stunning Japanese maps in one place
Map design referring to Japanese cartography, global maps in the Japanese language, maps from official government data, and high-resolution aerial imagery of entire Japan are available to the global audience via Maps API.
Japanese cartography and government open data in vector tiles
For applications requiring authoritative geodata, MapTiler Cloud offers maps featuring government open data. The building layer sourced from GSI is mixed with street data from OpenStreetMap. You can find all final maps as both modern vector and raster tiles.
Japan's very detailed street map is available in various cartographical styles, including Streets, Gray, and Dark, specially designed to fit the Japanese cartography tradition. Our business partners, MIERUNE, developed those map designs under the supervision of Toru Mori, a former cartographer of Apple Inc.
Open data from GSI, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, were merged with other open data from OpenStreetMap. Worldwide maps based on OSM in Japanese can also be found there.
Global cloudless satellite imagery is seamlessly blended with aerial data sourced from the Japanese government.
High-resolution aerial imagery from GSI via Maps API
Our global cloudless satellite layer also includes high-resolution aerial imagery from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority of Japan). It covers entire Japan, including all major and small islands.
Aerial imagery is rendered until the zoom level 18, equivalent to approximately 60cm/pixel. To obtain the resolution, we processed 6.5 TB of raw data.
Together with terrain data, it can be used in Cesium JS to create photorealistic 3D sceneries.
Japanese map datasets from official government data and high-resolution aerial imagery are available as both modern vector and raster tiles. Very detailed street map designs inspired by Japanese cartography and global maps in the Japanese language can be accessed by the global audience via Maps API.