National Maps 8% open (avg.)

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.


Rank Place Breakdown Info Year Score Admin
57 Afghanistan
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2016 0%
57 Afghanistan

There is a websiste...http://agcho.gov.af/fa....no data available online.


31 Albania
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2016 50%
31 Albania

Albania is providing WMS for a number of layers, including topographic maps at various scales. WMS protocol is not constructed in such a way to support a meaningful download, especially with this kind of data.


57 Antigua and Barbuda
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2016 0%
57 Antigua and Barbuda

The responsible organisation appears to be Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fishers and Barbuda Affairs however I was unable to identify a government portal for the given datasets.


19 Argentina
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2016 78%
1 Australia
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2016 100%
1 Australia

The datasets collated under the FSDF project will soon replace the Topo250k as the authoritative source for these datasets http://www.anzlic.gov.au/fsdf-themes-datasets


23 Austria
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2016 72%
23 Austria

Answer given on behalf of Wolfgang Jörg, GIS Coordinator of Vienna. reviewer: Austria offers WMTS services to freely access the data. However, this protocol is not suitable for data download.


55 Bangladesh
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2016 17%
55 Bangladesh

The geoportal seems to be only for demographic statistics and the I couldn't find any administrative divisions, except the national border. Plus, the silverlight plugin crushes constantly when trying to download a pdf file.


57 Barbados
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2016 0%
57 Barbados

No data is available online.


45 Belgium
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2016 33%
45 Belgium

Scale is even better dan requested (1:10.000), cartoweb.be product can be used for some purposes, complete downloads have to be purchased.


29 Bhutan
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2016 61%
19 Bolivia
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2016 78%
19 Bolivia

Even though the layer preview in geoserver is not the friendlies interface for a non- GIS person, I think that with a little bit of attention anyone can download fast the datasets.


45 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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2016 33%
57 Botswana
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2016 0%
1 Brazil
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2016 100%
1 Brazil

I consider important to keep the geportal link as well, as it can be difficult for a person that's not familiar with the data to quickly find what they need.


57 Bulgaria
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2016 0%
57 Bulgaria

The initial submission presented what seems to be the official INSPIRE for Cadastre Information in Bulgaria, available at http://geonames.cadastre.bg/index.php#, where only queries are provided. After asking in the forum, I received the endpoint http://inspire.cadastre.bg:6080/arcgis/rest/services/inspire/iServices/MapServer. The data (not available for download, not openly licensed) stored is not compliant with this data theme.


57 Cambodia
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2016 0%
57 Cambodia

There are no evidence to confirm that the data exist.


57 Cameroon
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2016 0%
1 Canada
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2016 100%
1 Canada

Each set is downloadable on its own, for the entire country. Updated as required. Some of the datasets are updated more frequently at the local level and those are produced by the provinces, terriroties and cities.

Data use requires geomatics expertise and software. As the original submitter Tracey Lauriault notes: "these data were difficult to find. Also keep in mind that Provinces, Territories and cities also produce some of these data and these would be at different scales and would have different update schedules."


40 Chile
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2016 44%
23 Colombia
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2016 72%
23 Colombia
Awaiting review
  anonymous
  44 days ago
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2016 100%
23 Colombia

All the information available to download in open format of map wfs and it has cartography to scale Basic Cartography scale 1: 500,000 (National Cover) Basic Cartography scale 1: 100,000 (National Cover)


45 Costa Rica
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2016 33%
45 Costa Rica

All credit of this submission goes to Susana Soto.


27 Croatia
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2016 67%
27 Croatia

ok


31 Czech Republic
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2016 50%
11 Denmark
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2016 83%
57 Dominican Republic
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2016 0%
19 El Salvador
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2016 78%
19 El Salvador

Even the national offices express in their website it is completly available, come links dont work and the maps are in SVW and can be consumible by ArcGIS or Esri format. Also, the information is segmented in too many differents links. The data can´t be use for commercial proposes: "Cualquier uso no autorizado de los datos para cualquier propósito comercial está en la violación de leyes del derecho de propiedad nacional e internacional y se prohíbe estrictamente". Any licenses statement as Registered is available, neither open licenses.


1 Finland
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2016 100%
40 France
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2016 44%
40 France

IGN produces and offers a wide range of map data products from raster data (images) to vector format data or even 3D data. Low detailed maps are available as open data, together with some specific layers such as administrative boundaries. For instance, raster maps are available as open data at 1:100000 scale. However, map with key infrastructure in vector format is not available as open data but can be obtained against a license fee. IGN also give access to some of its data through a Web Map Service (WMS).


1 Germany
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2016 100%
57 Ghana
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2016 0%
1 Great Britain
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2016 100%
45 Greece
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2016 33%
45 Guatemala
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2016 33%
57 Guyana
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2016 0%
9 Hong Kong
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2016 89%
11 India
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2016 83%
11 India

The data is fully available in the OGD India website mentioned above with their links. The information available on OGD India and is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Maps are available at https://data.gov.in/catalog/bhuvan-geoportal-nrscisro.

Bhuvan (http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/data/download/index.php) is the gateway on Indian Earth Observation. It gives an easy way to experience, explore and visualize IRS images over Indian region. Bhuvan platform provides wide ranging information through its interactive maps and a number of products which are available on its site. The data is available for download to every one and the policy clearly states that the data can be distributed and further used for developing applications and research. But data doesn't include administrative boundaries, public equipments, transport systems, etc.

Survey of India (http://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/), the National Survey and Mapping Organisation of the country under the Department of Science & Technology, provides varrious types of mapping data. The full list of available mapping products is here: https://www.surveyofindia.gov.in/pages/display/59-publications.

Some information is also available in the site http://www.portal.gsi.gov.in/portal/page?_pageid=127,529486&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL and http://www.surveykshan.gov.in/

We have already submitted the responses on 20th Sep 2016 which is accessible at old site i.e. http://global.census.okfn.org/submission/f4771f4b-75e2-4dbe-8a71-ffb1eafd6bc9, but, unfortunately it was not considered for review. You are requested to kindly consider this resubmission in this new format for review.


29 Indonesia
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2016 61%
29 Indonesia

The data is available in reusable format but it is not intuitive to obtain it through the website. Moreover, they have two similar website to provide public geospatial data. This is also confusing for people


57 Iran
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2016 0%
31 Isle of Man
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2016 50%
45 Israel
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2016 33%
57 Italy
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2016 0%
57 Italy

there are different agencies with geographical data: ISTAT, Ministero dell'Ambiente (Portale Cartografico Nazionale), alle the italian regions and others. The italian law assigns the role to manage this kind of data to the Istituto Geografico Militare http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/files/sgn-legge-68.pdf


45 Jamaica
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2016 33%
40 Japan
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2016 44%
40 Japan

Data that can be downloaded is an XML document file or JPGIS2.x format, encoded in JPGIS2.x (GML) format.


57 Kenya
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2016 0%
57 Kenya

To date, one still has to buy official boundary maps from Kenya's ministry of lands. There are many unofficial map files available online, with revised boundaries from the outdated provinces and districts format to the more recent counties format.


31 Kosovo
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2016 50%
40 Latvia
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2016 44%
57 Lesotho
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2016 0%
45 Macedonia
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2016 33%
57 Malawi
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2016 0%
57 Malawi

We have not been able to find any official references for the entity in charge of national cartography for Malawi. There is the Malawi Spatial Data Platform [http://www.masdap.mw/], but this is a platform that offers in a friendly way daily extract from OSM for the country's territory.


57 Malaysia
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2016 0%
57 Malaysia

Reference link to the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia website: https://www.jupem.gov.my/v1/my/


11 Mexico
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2016 83%
11 Mexico
Awaiting review
  anonymous
  35 days ago
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2016 100%
11 Mexico

In this comment I am providing the link to the bulk download of the National Maps https://datos.gob.mx/busca/dataset/bulk-de-cartografia-geoestadistica-urbana


23 Montenegro
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2016 72%
57 Mozambique
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2016 0%
57 Myanmar
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2016 0%
57 Myanmar

The UN Country Team and Humanitarian Country Team initiate a website Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) that provides information management services to strengthen analysis and decision-making of the humanitarian and development community in Myanmar. MIMU is under the direct management of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. Place codes (zip codes or postal codes) are downloadable from this link http://www.themimu.info/place-codes


57 Namibia
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2016 0%
57 Nepal
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2016 0%
57 Nepal

Some data available at Central Bureau of Statistics.


1 Netherlands
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2016 100%
11 New Zealand
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2016 83%
11 New Zealand

LINZ staff are responsive to feedback for improvement of services


11 Northern Ireland
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2016 83%
9 Norway
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2016 89%
9 Norway

The data is also available as a WMS service, which offers a beautiful national map at 1:250k for Norway to import in GIS clients [http://wms.geonorge.no/skwms1/wms.topo2?]. The data is also available in an ESRI file geodatabase. This is ESRI native and proprietary format, but QGIS has support for it, so it complies with the survey requirements. PostGIS, a spatial extension for PostgreSQL object-relational database, supports GIS objects defined as a superset of the "Simple Features" defined by the OpenGIS Consortium. As of version 0.9, PostGIS supports all the objects and functions specified in the OGC "Simple Features for SQL" specification.


31 Oman
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2016 50%
31 Oman

The National Centre for Statistics and Information has a dedicated portal for Geospatial Data, the maps are detailed and offer a variety of information lawyers. However, to download the data, you must register. Registration is free, but requires contacting the authority and individual approval.


57 Pakistan
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2016 0%
57 Pakistan

http://www.surveyofpakistan.gov.pk/ - 3000k un-georeferenced raster map.


57 Panama
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2016 0%
57 Panama

http://datos.geored.opendata.arcgis.com/ Maps geoportal http://www.ipde.gob.pa/ Geoespacial information http://ignpanama.anati.gob.pa/ National Geográphic Institute Comments from the first submitter: I think they are making a great effort in collecting this information but again theres a lack of difusion and comunication strategies. Therea lack of information that is useful for the population and is up to date. I and the population in general had no knowledge that this portal was there. They should share information between the two portals www.datosabiertos.gob.pa, and http://datos.geored.opendata.arcgis.com/ to unify and strength datasets.


11 Paraguay
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2016 83%
11 Paraguay

Also, there are some maps in Dirección Nacinal de Catastro but don't satisfy any of the criteria. This is the web: http://www.catastro.gov.py/cartocad.html


55 Peru
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2016 17%
40 Philippines
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2016 44%
40 Philippines

Some data is available, but not to the scale/openness needed to allow for "Open Data".


31 Poland
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2016 50%
57 Portugal
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2016 0%
57 Portugal

On the Ingeo Portal there are datasets that could qualify for this category. However, the WxS services are not working [SERVICO TEMPORARIAMENTE INDISPONIVEL. ---- RASTER das Series Cartograficas da DGT.] and I found no way to download the data.


19 Puerto Rico
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2016 78%
31 Romania
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2016 50%
31 Russia
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2016 50%
57 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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2016 0%
57 Saint Kitts and Nevis

The responsible organisation appears to be the Department of Lands and Surveys within the Ministry of Sustainable Development but I was unable to identify a government portal for the given datasets. The closest representation I was able to find was from the Ministry of Tourism http://www.stkittstourism.kn/feel-st-kitts-interactive-map.php


57 Saint Lucia
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2016 0%
57 Saint Lucia

There are some maps in pdf format, non-georeferenced for each district, at small scales [http://192.147.231.244:9090/stats/index.php/statistics/2013-05-13-12-49-24/maps].


57 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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2016 0%
45 Serbia
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2016 33%
45 Serbia

Data is Paid, Republic Geodetic Authority rulebook; Available for free for governmental agencies which have signed contracts for exchange of data with RGA


57 Singapore
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2016 0%
57 Singapore

Singapore has a very good geoportal with a significant amount of information, even thought not under un open license. However, I have not been able to find relief related data anywhere.


57 Singapore
Awaiting review
  Zhaowei
  23 days ago
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2016 44%
57 Singapore
31 Slovakia
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2016 50%
31 Slovakia

Maps are available via interactive portal without means to export data for the general public (other than printing in PDF). Maps are available in resolutions up to 1:2000 .

There is a copyright notice at the bottom of the page, apart from that, no other license is available specifically for the data - so "No" is indicated as an answer in this regard.

The data, though, should be available for download, even in bulk, machine/readable formats, for a fee. We couldn't test this functionality, therefore we couldn't specify the formats of the data other than HTML and JSON (as available though portal, discover-able with some reverse engineering).

To the best of our knowledge, the data for the whole of Slovakia is updated approximately once in 3 years. The map seems to be up-to-date at the moment, but no information about last updates is provided.


11 Slovenia
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2016 83%
27 South Africa
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2016 67%
27 South Africa

There are GIS datasets and picture maps.


11 Sweden
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2016 83%
57 Switzerland
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2016 0%
57 Switzerland

1:500 000 map 1:1000000 map


23 Taiwan
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2016 72%
23 Taiwan
Awaiting review
  anonymous
  35 days ago
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2016 89%
23 Taiwan

The location of Taiwan national map open data is at http://data.gov.tw/node/24888. The data is available in bulk and it's also in an open format. At the same time, the information aboved also links to http://data.gov.tw/node/17214.


57 Tanzania
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2016 0%
57 Tanzania

The Ministry of lands has this data, but it's not available online. Upon request it can be made available mainly in a print out format.


57 Thailand
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2016 0%
57 Thailand

There is a 1:1500k roads data available as a un-georeferenced map.


57 The Bahamas
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2016 0%
57 The Bahamas

The page Accessing Geographic Maps where this information will be is in progress.


57 Trinidad and Tobago
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2016 0%
57 Trinidad and Tobago

I was unable to find a reputable online source for map of Trinidad ad Tobago. The Land and Surveys Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries sells electronic and hard-copy maps to the general public however I do not believe this would have been suitable for this survey


57 Tunisia
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2016 0%
57 Turkey
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2016 0%
57 Turkey

The website provides a geoportal but it does not comply with the requirements of this theme. However, they provide samples of the geodata available [http://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/english/u-20-sample-digital-geospatial-data.html] with a specific request of not using the data for anything other than personal use, academic studies and educational researches and testing/evaluating GCM data prior to purchasing.


57 Ukraine
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2016 0%
57 Ukraine

While cadastre map is available, it is different from national map as described by this dataset.


1 United States
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2016 100%
45 Uruguay
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2016 33%
57 Venezuela
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2016 0%
57 Venezuela

There is the official Visualizador geográfico del Instituto Geográfico de Venezuela Simón Bolívar, but it doesn't seem to be online anymore.


57 Zambia
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2016 0%
57 Zambia

ok


57 Zimbabwe
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2016 0%
57 Zimbabwe

ok