A Quarter of Century of National Road Map Database in Japan and Challenging for Contribution to Advanced ITS

The National Road Map Database of Japan has been created and maintained in public private partnership since 1988. The Road Bureau and major car companies have established a very unique system of the Database provision based on road information collection two years before road completion. Therefore many road information services including the public traffic information service as well as the car navigation device production by private companies can take time to be prepared by the road opening. So far the first challenge of the Database has been very successful. Then comes the next challenge for contribution to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). What is the role of road map database to play for advanced ITS applications? Will the public private partnership be successful again in future? Although the answers are still open, the authors are starting preparation for the future in several directions including the location reference system, the road elevation and the lane network.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3144.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Izumi, Kenjiro
    • Yaguchi, Akira
    • Doihara, Takeshi
    • Sasaki, Hisakazu
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
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  • Created Date: Sep 4 2014 1:32PM