National Maps 33% open


What data is expected?

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.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge No
In an open and machine-readable format No where on the website I found that NGI offers a WFS service, only WMS after registration.
findable 3
findable_steps Go to NGI website, click on "topomap viewer" banner
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Belgian National Geographic Institute
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders
location - NGI topomap viewer, - A WMS service is available, but only registration that requires a number of personal data (such as VAT number).


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

Reviewer comments

The data is online through the topomapviwer. There is WMS service provided, but only after a thorough registration and there are restrictions in its usage.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Bart Hanssens
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 08:37:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)