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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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data Location

  • - WMS for the topo mosaic
  • - Website of Sistema Nacional Información Territorial
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    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 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 - WMS for the topo mosaic, - Website of Sistema Nacional Información Territorial


    All credit of this submission goes to Susana Soto.

    Reviewer comments

    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

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Tue Jan 24 2017 22:54:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)