Administrative Boundaries 100% open


What data is expected?

Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Boundary level 1
  • Boundary level 2
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Name of poligone (department, region, city)
  • Borders of poligone

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): 3

Data format


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes Updated Dec 1, 2016
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, GeoJSON, KML, KMZ, SHP, SHX
findable 4
findable_steps Google for term "Límites administrativos" which searches under Data Portal Entrar a IGAC y buscar los mapas temáticos
licence_url Original submitter: - Data Portal has an open license
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies Original Submitter: Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi-IGAC
characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone
location - Data Portal "Administrative Boundaries" Original submitter found below which is not very detailed: - Sistema de información geográfica para la planeación y el ordenamiento territorial nacional


El Sistema de Información Geográfica para la Planeación y el Ordenamiento Territorial Nacional, constituye una organización de entidades, acuerdos y recursos tecnológicos que facilita el acceso y uso de información georreferenciada, con el propósito de contribuir a una eficiente y oportuna toma de decisiones por parte de las autoridades e instancias en el sistema de planeación, a nivel nacional, regional y local, en apoyo de una mejor gestión del desarrollo territorial.

Reviewer comments

The originally submission was corrected with a better more comprehensive version found in the Data Portal under the "Administrative Boundaries" search; published by Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies. The Data Portal has an open license as pointed by @paolamoz in the forum. The data format list was expanded to cover the more formats available in this data portal. The data according to the metadata was from Dec 1 and thus is up to date. Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Michael Leow
Submitters   Carlos Caicedo
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 21:54:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)