CSIS Services

CSIS services support research activities relating to spatial information science. The services are open to universities and private corporations. (Right now, most services are only available in Japanese.)

 Services Provided by CSIS

Clearinghouse is a system to help search spatial data. (This service is available only in Japanese.)


GISSchool is a portal site providing information and know-how about GIScience. It also provides an on-line search engine for GIS Glossary edited by the Geographic Information Systems Association. (This service is available only in Japanese.)


One may use CSIS spatial data for research that does not involve any commercial activities. However, the availability of data depends on certain conditions. (This service is available only in Japanese.)


 Services Provided by CSIS Staff


This site provides useful materials and information for GIS users including GIS beginners. The site also provides a bulletin board for questions and answers concerning GIS. (This service is available only in Japanese.)

With the address-matching function on Internet, this service allows a user to add latitudes and longitudes to data including addresses in CSV format (delimited by comma). You can create spatial data based on such data as address books and customer databases. (This service is available only in Japanese.)

Using Internet GIS, we develop a system to effectively provide data in the fields of Earth Science and Geology to the public. Currently, data on outcrops and fans in Japan, historical landscape in Poland, and data relating to palaeohydrology in the world are available. (This service is available only in Japanese.)

This system, powered by ArcView Internet Map Server, permits the online browsing of data related to paleohydrology and paleoenvironment along with relevant maps.

Urban Employment Areas (UEAs) are proposed as a new metropolitan area definition that can be used by policy makers and researchers in a variety of fields. This site contains the code tables and a database for UEAs.