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The Ten-Year National Land Survey Plan

National Land Survey has been carrying out in accordance with the fourth Ten-Year National Land Survey Plan (fiscal year 1990 to 1999) on the basis of the Act on Special Measures for Promotion of National Land Survey until the end of fiscal year 1999. Progress rate of Cadastral Survey after the fourth plan finished (at the end of fiscal year 1999) stay only 43% of survey required area and 17% for the urban area.
For the above reason, under the Act on Special Measures for Promotion of National Land Survey amended in March 2000, the cabinet meeting approved starting for the fifth Ten-Year National Land Survey Plan from fiscal year 2000 in May 2000. The fifth plan aim at promoting to execute national land survey urgently and systematically.

Progress rate of Cadastral Survey


Ten-Year National Land Survey Plan

[May 23rd, 2000 Cabinet Meeting approved]


The Ten-Year National Land Survey Plan shall be provided for in article 3 paragraph 1 of the Act on Special Measures for Promotion of National Land Survey (Law No.143 of 1962) as follows.

  1. The number of Control Point for Control Point Survey as the basis of Cadastral Survey conducted by the State organ shall be set at 14,000 points.
  2. The survey area of fundamental land classification survey conducted by State organ shall be set at 7,000 square kilometers.
  3. The survey area of land classification survey conducted by local public body or land improvement district and others enumerated in each items of Article 1 of the Act on Special Measures for Promotion of National Land Survey (Cabinet Order No.261of 1970) (hereinafter referred to as “land improvement district or the like”) shall be set at 5,000 square kilometers.
  4. The survey area of the cadastral survey conducted by a local public body, a land improvement district or the like shall be set at 34,000 square kilometers.


Moreover, Cadastral Survey shall be improved with utilizing private ability and result.


And, this plan shall be reexamined while taking the trend of future society and economy, financial situations, etc. into consideration in the middle term.



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