Last Updated : July 3, 2023

Basic Plan for the Advancement of Utilizing Geospatial Information (Cabinet Decision 18th March 2022)


SERIZAWA Yoshihisa, ARAI Shizuka, SATO Takenori




   On March 18, 2022, the Japanese Cabinet decided on the Basic Plan for the Advancement of Utilizing Geospatial Information (fourth period), which is the Japanese Government's basic plan for promoting the utilization of geospatial information based on the Basic Act on the Advancement of Utilizing Geospatial Information.
   The Fourth Basic Plan for the Advancement of Utilizing Geospatial Information is a plan that provides general guidelines and specific measures based on FY2022 to 2026 as the planning period in order to create a variety of services that utilize the maximum potential of geospatial information in a variety of fields such as disaster prevention, economics, daily living, etc., and to realize the autonomous, stable and appropriate provision of information through public-private partnerships, based on issues that appeared during the first three basic plans, initiatives to address environmental issue and intensifying disasters, the acceleration of social digitalization, and the evolution of technologies related to geospatial information. In addition, the government is to systematically promote each measure, while focusing on 10 of these as special "symbolic projects".
   Among these Symbolic Projects, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan(GSI) is addressing "the promotion of 'national coordinates', a common infrastructure of positional information indispensable in the era of high-precision positioning". By developing a base for positional information and map information, the GSI contributes to the social implementation of projects that utilize G-spatial technology, such as i-Construction, smart agriculture, automated driving systems, smart cities, and so on to achieve an Advanced Geospatial Information Utilization Society (G-Spatial Society).

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