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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||I have reviewed the raster mosaic of topographic maps 1:50k, available through WMS..|
|findable_steps||1. Google: "national maps Costa Rica" (not found) / 2. Google: "official national maps Costa Rica" / Select result number two: Instituto Geográfico Nacional (not found, informative page) / Select number ten: Instituto Geográfico Nacional - SNIT / Menu: "Visor principal"|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Instituto Geográfico Nacional|
|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||http://geos0.snitcr.go.cr/cgi-bin/web?map=hojas50.map&v - WMS for the topo mosaic, http://www.snitcr.go.cr/about - Website of Sistema Nacional Información Territorial|
All credit of this submission goes to Susana Soto.
We thank Susana Soto for her contribution to the Global Open Data Index. We have reviewed the raster mosaic of topographic maps 1:50k, available through WMS. The reason is given by the completeness of the mosaic, it covers the entire territory, making the dataset compliant with the requirements.