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The new free-access 3D Road Data Web Portal in Japan based on Web-Survey

By GeoConnexion - 7th May 2020 - 07:51

Kashiba City has publicly released the 3D data of the city roads and buildings, on its “Kashiba RID” expressly developed web portal. This initiative was promoted by the Japanese company Nippon Insiek that surveyed this data with their laser Mobile Mapping (Siteco’s Road-Scanner) in the years 2013-2019, and adopted Siteco’s Siteco’s Web-Survey software application for its distribution and deployment. Although such surveyed data is widely used by the local government for public works, it has been released publicly nationwide for the first time, allowing free access and use. The city authorities have high expectations for this online data distribution that can be freely accessed by the Japanese citizens and exploited for many different uses, private use included. The “Kashiba RID” portal gives free access to the data of about 7,000 sections (each 100-m long) on the road map. Point clouds are also provided for roadside buildings, electrical wire, and road signs and markings.

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