Japanese maps just got way better!

Published Mar 10, 2022 Updated Mar 11, 2022

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MIERUNE, a geospatial tech start-up located in Sapporo, Japan, has announced a new version of the Japanese map styles that take advantage of recent MapTiler Planet enhancements including the integration with the GSI (Geospatial Information Authority of Japan) dataset.

Distinct and sophisticated maps of Japan with completely redesigned iconography

New, more detailed map styles have been implemented in this update, enabling the optimal display of information at each zoom level.

MIERUNE Streets zoomed out map

In addition, an entirely new set of iconography has been introduced to create a colorful and intuitive labeling style.


Japanese map styles available globally

The new map styles are now available anywhere in the world, letting you map cities like New York with the iconography.

MIERUNE 3D Streets of New York

The update has also included multi-language labeling to these styles, with Japanese and English labels shown in Japan, and local languages and English in other countries.

MIERUNE Streets with different languages

Streets, Gray, and Dark - 3 different styles to suit your applications


Suitable for most users, displaying the most relevant information at each zoom level.

MIERUNE Streets Style


Ideal as a background map for heat maps and other thematic displays. Although the color scheme is gray, it provides a sense of visual depth.

MIERUNE Gray style


This design is optimized for dark modes, maintaining the same amount of information as the Streets style while using mainly dim colors to suit interfaces with a dark background.

MIERUNE Dark Style

All these map styles are provided as MapTiler Cloud services to customers in Japan and worldwide.

About MIERUNE Inc.

MIERUNE Inc. is a geospatial tech start-up located in Sapporo, Japan, partnering with MapTiler and acting as MapTiler.jp.

MIERUNE is actively involved in the open-source geospatial community, providing consultancy for QGIS and other open-source tools. They are experts in OpenStreetMap and government open data.

Martin Elias

Published on Mar 10, 2022

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