Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government. 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): 3
DBF, SHP, SHX
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Up-to-date||Yes||Last update in 2016 (archives until 2011 are also available)|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||DBF, SHP, SHX|
|findable_steps||We searched for "contours communes france" on Google and found this result|
|licence_url||http://professionnels.ign.fr/geofla||Data is licensed under Etalab's Open Licence ("Licence Ouverte") compatible with CC-BY 2.0|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Institut national de l'information géographique et forestière|
|characteristics||Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone|
|location||http://professionnels.ign.fr/geofla - GeoFLA contains all administrative boundaries in France and in overseas departments and territories (regions, departments, cantons, municipalities)|
Departments and Arrondissements cover Boundary Level 1 + 2; with all the needed characteristics. The dataset can be easily downloaded for free and has open license. Submission was minorly modified to add the formats SHX + DBF with the shapefiles. Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.