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Downloading Shape Data

  • Shape files containing the results of the National Surveys on the Natural Environment are available for download by survey item. When downloading, please note that some are large files that can exceed 100MB.
Survey Item Survey File Name Shape Contents Download
Vegetation survey
(2nd ~ 5th)
2nd ~ 3rd vg3 Actual vegetation Lists by prefecture/branch
4th vg4 Altered vegetation
5th vg5 Altered vegetation
2nd ~ 5th vg Layered vegetation 2nd ~ 5th
Vegetation survey
(6th ~ )
6th ~ 7th vg67 Actual vegetation Homepage providing vegetation survey information
Specific Plant Community Survey

* Plant communities that require careful handling in terms of conservation are not included.
2nd tk2 Habitat area Lists by prefecture/branch
Habitat
3nd tk3 Habitat area
Habitat
5th tk5 Habitat area
Habitat
Big Trees Survey 4th big Distribution area Lists by prefecture/branch
Distribution site
River survey 2nd rv2 River centerline/grid square line Lists by prefecture/branch
Fish survey site
End of a survey section/intersection of a river centerline and a grid square
3rd rv3 River centerline/grid square line
Fish survey site
End of a survey section/intersection of a river centerline and a grid square
4th rv4 River centerline/grid square line
Fish survey sites
End of a survey section/intersection of a river centerline and a grid square
gv4 Catchment basin of the native watershed
Coastline alteration survey 4th (Coastline Survey) kg4 Coastline alteration status Lists by prefecture/branch
5th (Seashore survey, coastline alteration status) kg5 Coastline alteration status
5th (Seashore survey, coastline alteration status) ums Seashore and shallow sea
Lake and marsh survey 4th lak Configuration of lakes and marshes Lists by prefecture/branch
Lake shoreline alteration status
Water quality survey sites, etc.
End of a survey section
Wetland survey 5th swp Distribution area Lists by prefecture/branch
Distribution site
Survey of seaweed beds 4th (Survey of marine organisms environment) mo4 Distribution area Lists by prefecture/branch
Distribution site
5th (Seashore survey) mo5 Distribution area
Survey of tidal flats 4th (Survey of marine organisms environment) dr4 Distribution area Lists by prefecture/branch
Distribution site
5th (Seashore survey) dr5 Distribution area
Survey of coral reefs 4th (Survey of marine organisms environment) sa4 Non-coral reef distribution area (main land area) Lists by prefecture/branch
so4 Small-scale coral reef distribution area in Ogasawara Islands
sb4 Coral reef distribution area (vicinity of Okinawa)
5th (Seashore survey) sa5 Distribution area
Mangrove survey 5th (Seashore survey) ma5 Distribution area Lists by prefecture/branch
National standard area mesh / secondary mesh (approximately 10km2)
* Data that displays the secondary mesh created in the former geodetic system
mesh2 Secondary mesh (approximately 10km2) Download Data
5km2 mesh (approximately 5km2)
* Data from the world (new) geodetic system
mesh5km Grid square line of 5km mesh Download Data
Information on animal distribution in the National Surveys on the Natural Environment is available for download from 'Search Survey Results'. The information on distribution by species (mesh data) will be displayed in a table format (csv format). This csv file and the secondary mesh file (mesh2.shp) of the national standard area mesh (the former geodetic system), etc. can be used to generate a distribution map on GIS.
  • Vegetation Survey: Download all data up to the mangrove surveys by prefecture (except the data from the 6th and 7th surveys)
Please note that the file sizes vary from 41MB to 210MB
Kushiro/Nemuro Branch Abashiri Branch Tokachi/Hidaka Branch Rumoi/Soya Branch Kamikawa/Sorachi Branch
Ishikari/Iburi/Shiribeshi Branch Hiyama/Toshima Branch Aomori Prefecture Iwate Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
Akita Prefecture Yamagata Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture Saitama Prefecture Chiba Prefecture Metropolitan Tokyo Kanagawa Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture Toyama Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture Fukui Prefecture Yamanashi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture Gifu Prefecture Sizuoka Prefecture Aichi Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture Kyoto Prefecture Osaka Prefecture Hyogo Prefecture Nara Prefecture
Wakayama Prefecture Tottori Prefecture Shimane Prefecture Okayama Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture Kagawa Prefecture Ehime Prefecture Kochi Prefecture
Fukuoka Prefecture Saga Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture Oita Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture    
* Revision history of GIS data
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