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Brazil

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes it's public domain information.
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX PDF also.
Downloadable at once Yes You can download the data by theme in a zip file. Thats actually where you can get the shp file format.
Up-to-date Yes The lastyear it was updated was 2015.
Publicly available Yes There are numerous links organized by theme.
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3 I could find easily the pdf data, but the shapefile data is a little difficult.
findable_steps I typed IBGE geoscience and got the pages on google. when i didn't get IBGE page, i got from another public source. I also used the search icon availabe here: http://portaldemapas.ibge.gov.br/
licence_url http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/disseminacao/eventos/missao didn't find something as objective as a "terms and conditions" ou a real license, but I found at this link a list of fundamental principles for official statistics with some guidelines for publication and dissemination. It contains the idea of data provided for public domain.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3 Since there are a lot of pdf available, the info is out in the open with no effort needed.
collector_name IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística The brazilian institute for geography and statistics is a federal government agency, associated with the brazilian ministry of planning, budget and management (Ministério do Planejamento, Orçamento e Gestão)and it is responsible for all geographic data available.
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 There is a brazilian physical map that that disposes information about water stretches and national bordes at the same time. i can also look it by theme. although, as i said before, its much easier to find a pdf file.
location http://portaldemapas.ibge.gov.br/portal.php#mapa1106 - search tool, http://downloads.ibge.gov.br/downloads_geociencias.htm - bulk download If i look up the name geoscience or maps and IBGE, which i know it is the official brasilian source of geographic data information, on google i'll find several links available to search for what i need.
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.

We appreciate the contributions of Lu Pa and Augusto Herrmann for this submission.

Meta data

Data location   http://portaldemapas.ibge.gov.br/portal.php#mapa1106 - search tool
   http://downloads.ibge.gov.br/downloads_geociencias.htm - bulk download
Data licence   http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/disseminacao/eventos/missao
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Bárbara Barbosa
Last modified   Wed Nov 23 2016 14:03:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)