Terms of Use of Contents

Terms of Use of Contents

  • Established on 1st April, 2016

Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions below. Commercial use of Content is also permitted.

Note, however, that numerical data and data in Simple tables, graphs, and so forth are not subject to copyright. Accordingly the terms of use does not apply to such data, and said data may be used freely.

Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with these terms of use for using the Content described herein (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”).

Source citation
  1. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
    Source: NARO (<URL>)
  2. If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned source citation, but not in any way that making public or using edited information in a format that may be misconstrued as having been created by this site.
    Created by editing the <the Content name> (NARO) (<URL>)
No infringement of third party rights
  1. In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than this site. Hereinafter referred to as “Third Party”) may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g. portrait rights in a photograph, publicity rights etc.), it is the responsibility of the user to obtain consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.
  2. If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
  3. The user must comply with the terms and conditions of the source provider for Content obtained through API (Application Programming Interface) links to external databases etc.
  4. Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.
Content where the Terms of Use does not apply
The Terms of Use herein does not apply to the following Content.
  1. Symbol mark, Logo, and Character Design which represent the organization or specific business.
  2. Content where other terms of use apply with rational and concrete reason.
Governing law and jurisdiction
  1. The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  2. In case of disputes relating to the use of the Content based on the Terms of Use, or the Terms of Use, the user agrees that the exclusive court of first instance shall be the district court with jurisdiction in the place where the organization that has published the disputed Content or Terms of Use is located.
  1. The state bears absolutely no responsibility for any action taken by the user involving the use of the Content (including use of information based on edited Content).
  2. The Content may be modified, moved or deleted without prior notice.
  1. The Terms of Use does not limit those types of uses for which, under Copyright Act of Japan, license from the right holders are not required.
  2. The Terms of Use may be modified in the future.
  3. The Terms of Use are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/(External Site), hereinafter referred to as the CC License). This means that Content based on the Terms of Use may be used under the CC License in lieu of the Terms of Use.

Excepted Contents

  • Updated on 24th November 2022 (PostGIS Manual Japanese Version deleted)
  • Updated on 29th May 2017 (PostGIS Manual Japanese Version)
  • Published on 13th May 2016
Application Softwares
Our organization does not allow to redistribute programs which are free of charge. Subjects are following:
Map Providing Service and Tile Map Cache Service: Agro-Environment (Fukuyama) layer
Redistribution or reuse without approval by Director General of GSI is prohibit. See Terms of Use (Map Providing Service).

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