National Maps 30% open

Costa Rica

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 No
In an open and machine-readable format I have reviewed the raster mosaic of topographic maps 1:50k, available through WMS..
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 1
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
usability 1
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.

Meta data

Data 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
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Jan 24 2017 22:54:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)