Administrative Boundaries 100% open

France

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?

Data Usability Beta

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

Data format

DBF, SHP, SHX

Data Location

  • http://professionnels.ign.fr/geofla - GeoFLA contains all administrative boundaries in France and in overseas departments and territories (regions, departments, cantons, municipalities)
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes Last update in 2016 (archives until 2011 are also available)
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
    findable 4
    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
    usability 3
    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)

    Reviewer comments

    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.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Michael Leow
    Submitters   Open Knowledge
    Last modified   Mon Dec 26 2016 13:06:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)