Administrative Boundaries 30% open

Costa Rica

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Clearly the free use is forbidden: El uso del Sistema Nacional de Información Territorial está orientado principalmente a las entidades y órganos públicos sin fines de lucro. El uso comercial de la información geográfica directa o derivada de los productos disponibles no está autorizado bajo ninguna condición. (
In an open and machine-readable format
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 1
findable_steps If you look up for Administrative Division Costa Rica on Google Search, the sixth link is the law that created the Division, which you have to verify on the Legislation site. For the official map you have to know there is one at the SNIT site. At the SNIT page, go to the Limit link which will show the Administrative Boundaries.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Comisión Nacional de División Territorial Administrativa
characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone
location - Ley sobre División Territorial Administrativa, - Sistema Nacional de Información Territorial (SNIT), - Limit page (shows Administrative Boundaries)
Originally submitted by Ignacio Alfaro Marín

The original submitter's entry was expanded with more details on getting to the actual Administrative Boundaries page (via the Link page in the given SNIT homepage). The characteristics are all available online but are not downloadable. Thus, the format is modified to remove any available open format. No law or license was found to contradict what the SNIT site says about no free use. Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location - Ley sobre División Territorial Administrativa - Sistema Nacional de Información Territorial (SNIT) - Limit page (shows Administrative Boundaries)
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Michael Leow
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 20:06:32 GMT+0000 (UTC)