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Sanyo Shinkansen
The SAN\'Yō SHINKANSEN (山陽新幹線, San'yō Shinkansen) is a line of the Japanese Shinkansen
Shinkansen
high-speed rail network, connecting Shin- Osaka
Osaka
in Osaka
Osaka
with Hakata Station in Fukuoka , the two largest cities in western Japan. Operated by the West Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR West), it is a westward continuation of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen and also serves other major cities in between on Honshu
Honshu
and Kyushu islands such as Kobe
Kobe
, Himeji , Okayama , Hiroshima
Hiroshima
, and Kitakyushu . The Kyushu
Kyushu
Shinkansen
Shinkansen
continues south of Hakata to Kagoshima
Kagoshima

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Keyhole Markup Language
KEYHOLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (KML) is an XML
XML
notation for expressing geographic annotation and visualization within Internet
Internet
-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth
Earth
browsers. KML was developed for use with Google
Google
Earth
Earth
, which was originally named Keyhole Earth
Earth
Viewer. It was created by Keyhole, Inc , which was acquired by Google
Google
in 2004. KML became an international standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium in 2008. Google
Google
Earth
Earth
was the first program able to view and graphically edit KML files. Other projects such as Marble have also started to develop KML support
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GPS EXchange Format
GPX, or GPS
GPS
EXCHANGE FORMAT, is an XML
XML
schema designed as a common GPS
GPS
data format for software applications. It can be used to describe waypoints , tracks , and routes. The format is open and can be used without the need to pay license fees. Location data (and optionally elevation, time, and other information) is stored in tags and can be interchanged between GPS
GPS
devices and software. Common software applications for the data include viewing tracks projected onto various map sources, annotating maps, and geotagging photographs based on the time they were taken. CONTENTS * 1 Data types * 2 Units * 3 Sample GPX document * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links DATA TYPES Waypoints, routes and tracks recorded by GPS
GPS
receivers. These are the essential data contained in GPX files
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Central Japan Railway Company
The CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY (東海旅客鉄道株式会社, Tōkai Ryokaku Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) is the main railway company operating in the Chūbu ( Nagoya
Nagoya
) region of central Japan. It is officially abbreviated in English as JR CENTRAL and in Japanese as JR Tōkai (JR東海). Its headquarters are located in the JR Central Towers in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
Nagoya
, Aichi Prefecture . The company's operational hub is Nagoya
Nagoya
Station . The busiest railway line it operates is the Tōkaidō Main Line between Atami Station and Maibara Station . JR Central
JR Central
also operates the Tōkaidō Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Shin-Ōsaka Station
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Kagoshima
KAGOSHIMA (鹿児島市, Kagoshima-shi, Japanese: ) is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture
Kagoshima Prefecture
at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu
Kyushu
in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the " Naples
Naples
of the Eastern world
Eastern world
" for its bay location ( Aira Caldera ), hot climate, and emblematic stratovolcano , Sakurajima
Sakurajima
. The city was officially founded on April 1, 1889
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Kitakyushu
KITAKYUSHU (Japanese : 北九州市, Hepburn : Kitakyūshū-shi, lit. "North Kyushu
Kyushu
City") is one of two designated cities in Fukuoka Prefecture , Japan, together with Fukuoka
Fukuoka
, with a population of just under 1 million people
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Himeji, Hyōgo
HIMEJI (姫路市, Himeji-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai region
Kansai region
of Japan
Japan
. As of May 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 534,881, with 213,950 households and a population density of 1,000.84 persons per km². The total area is 534.43 km2 (206.34 sq mi)
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Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA (広島市, Hiroshima-shi, Japanese: ) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu
Honshu
- the largest island of Japan
Japan
. The city's name, 広島, means "Broad Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima
Hiroshima
gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima
Hiroshima
became a designated city . As of August 2016 , the city had an estimated population of 1,196,274. The GDP
GDP
in Greater Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Metropolitan Employment Area , is US$61.3 billion as of 2010. Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor since April 2011
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JR Kyoto Line
The JR KYOTO LINE (JR京都線, JR Kyōto-sen) is a commuter rail line in the Osaka-Kobe- Kyoto
Kyoto
Metropolitan Area owned and operated by West Japan Railway Company
West Japan Railway Company
(JR West). The name applies to the section of the Tōkaidō Main Line
Tōkaidō Main Line
between Kyoto Station and Osaka Station . The Kyoto
Kyoto
Line operates in combination with the Biwako Line and the JR Kobe Line
JR Kobe Line
, and offers through service trains to the Kosei Line and the JR Takarazuka Line
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Osaka Higashi Line
The OSAKA HIGASHI LINE (おおさか東線, Ōsaka-Higashi-sen) is a railway line in Osaka, Japan, operated by the West Japan
Japan
Railway Company (JR-West). Before being named on August 23, 2007, the line was constructed with the tentative name " Osaka
Osaka
Outer Loop Line (大阪外環状線, Ōsaka-soto-kanjōsen)". Conceived in the 1950s during Japan's explosive postwar economic growth, it was planned as a grand "outer loop" of the city, using existing freight lines to link Amagasaki with Shin- Osaka
Osaka
, Suita , Awaji , Hanaten , Kami , Uriwari and Sugimotochō , with a newly constructed segment into Osaka's (then primarily industrial) Nankō Port Town
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Bantan Line
The BANTAN LINE (播但線, Bantan-sen) is a railway line that connects Himeji and Wadayama station in Asago City , Hyōgo Prefecture , Japan. The line is operated by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) and serves as a connector between the Sanyo Main Line and the Sanin Main Line . The name refers to the ancient provinces of Harima (播磨) and Tajima (但馬), which the line connects. The line is 65.7 kilometres (40.8 mi) long, with 18 stations. CONTENTS * 1 Service * 2 Stations * 3 Rolling stock * 3.1 Former * 4 History * 4.1 Bantan Railway (north of Himeji) * 4.2 Sanyō Railway * 4.3 JNR/ JR West * 4.4 Bantan Railway (east of Himeji) * 5 References SERVICELocal train operation is divided into the electrified section between Himeji and Teramae , and the non-electrified section between Teramae and Wadayama
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Kishin Line
KISHIN LINE (姫新線, Kishin-sen) is a railway line operated by West Japan Railway Company
West Japan Railway Company
(JR West) between Himeji, Hyōgo
Himeji, Hyōgo
and Niimi, Okayama , Japan
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Akashi, Hyōgo
AKASHI (明石市, Akashi-shi) is a city located in southern Hyōgo Prefecture , Japan
Japan
, on the Seto Inland Sea
Seto Inland Sea
west of Kobe
Kobe
. As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 294,312 and a population density of 6,000 persons per km². The total area is 49.22 square kilometres (19 sq mi)
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Chūō-ku, Kobe
CHūō (中央区, Chūō-ku) is one of 9 wards of Kobe
Kobe
City in Japan. It has an area of 28.46 km², and a population of 127,602 with 74,814 households as of January 31, 2012. The ward was formed from the 1980 merger of the former Fukiai-ku and Ikuta-ku . The Consulate-General of Panama in Kobe
Kobe
is located on the eighth floor of the Moriyama Building in Chūō-ku. Also in the ward are the headquarters of Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Sysmex Corporation , a global medical devices manufacturing company. CONTENTS * 1 Places of note * 2 Education * 3 Gallery * 4 References * 5 External links PLACES OF NOTE * Port of Kobe
Kobe
* Port Island * Kobe
Kobe
Port Tower * Harborland * Kobe
Kobe
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Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
YODOGAWA (淀川区, Yodogawa-ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka
Osaka
, Japan . It is located in the north of the city. CONTENTS * 1 Economy * 2 Transport * 3 Landmarks * 4 Education * 5 Politics * 6 References * 7 External links ECONOMY Nissin Foods
Nissin Foods
has its corporate headquarters in Yodogawa-ku. The company moved to its current headquarters in 1977, when the construction of the building was completed. TRANSPORTRailway stations in the ward include: Shin-Ōsaka Station
Shin-Ōsaka Station
(New Osaka Station), the terminus of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen
Tōkaidō Shinkansen
which runs to Tokyo and the Sanyō Shinkansen
Sanyō Shinkansen
which links to Fukuoka . LANDMARKS Jūsō area typifies the unique culture of Osaka. EDUCATIONSchools in the ward include Kitano High School
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Hokushin Line
The HOKUSHIN KYUKO RAILWAY CO., LTD. (北神急行電鉄株式会社, Hokushin Kyūkō Dentetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a private railway company in Kobe
Kobe
, Japan. Its headquarters are in Kita-ku, Kobe
Kobe
. Investors in the company include Hankyu Railway
Hankyu Railway
and Kobe
Kobe
Electric Railway , and it is a subsidiary of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings . CONTENTS * 1 Operations * 2 Stations * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links OPERATIONSThe HOKUSHIN LINE is Hokushin Kyuko's only passenger line. The 7.5-kilometre (4.7 mi) line is owned by Kōbe Rapid Transit Railway and has two stations, Tanigami in Kita-ku and Shin- Kobe
Kobe
in Chūō-ku . Hokushin Line trains continue on the Kobe
Kobe
Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line
Seishin-Yamate Line

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