I've downloaded Administrative Boundary data from the Japan MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), but it is in an XML based format referred to as JPGIS or KSJ.

Are there any scripts, GDAL plugins, etc available for converting this format to a Shapefile or GeoJSON?

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    online XML to SHP converter.mygeodata.eu limited to 20mb file size (unless donate) – Mapperz Mar 19 '16 at 22:10
  • Looks like the Japan MLIT provides data in Shapefile format as well. There may still be some data that is only available in the JPGIS format, so tools for converting formats would be useful. – GrantE Mar 21 '16 at 19:12

There is a tool that can convert JPGIS data which are in xml format into shapefile data. The tool is named ksjtool, and you can choose between (1) 32Bit or (2) 64Bit, as you can see from the image below: enter image description here

After downloading the file, unzip ksjtool, and install it. Then, open the ksjtool, and you will have two inputs, as you can see in the image below:

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(1) Input the xml file;

(2) Input the name of the directory in which the output shapefile will be written;

Then you will have two buttons at the lower right corner:

(3) The upper button is to "Execute the conversion", and

(4) The lower button is to "Close the tool".

I hope this can help.

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