Japan Data Archive

Contents: The ZIP archives listed below contain Tokugawa Japan GIS - Demo Version data.
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Release Date: Tokugawa Japan GIS: Feb 2004.

Tokugawa Datasets Data Type Source Filesize Download
1828 Circuit (doo) Boundaries POLYGONS CHGIS 250 KB shapefile
1828 Province (kuni) Boundaries POLYGONS CHGIS 180 KB shapefile
1664 Feudal Lords (daimyo) Boundaries POLYGONS CHGIS 180 KB shapefile
1664 Feudal Lords (daimyo) Seats POINTS CHGIS 180 KB shapefile

Release Date: Meiji Japan GIS: 2012.

Meiji Datasets Data Type Source Filesize Download
1887 District (gun) [with 250 variables] POLYGONS Skinner Archive 10 MB shapefile
1878 Central Places POINTS Skinner Archive 210 KB shapefile

DEM Images Date Type Source Filesize Download
1996 DEM Image - North Japan RASTER GTOPO-30 10 MB geotiff
1996 DEM Image - South Japan RASTER GTOPO-30 2 MB geotiff

Other Datasets Date Type Source Filesize Download
1990 Prefecture (ken) Boundaries POLYGONS GRID 250 KB shapefile
1990 Coastline Boundaries POLYGONS DCW 200 KB shapefile
1995 Administrative Hierarchy (Tables) Excel Spreadsheets CHGIS 700 KB table