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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
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
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)

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

Data location   http://professionnels.ign.fr/geofla - GeoFLA contains all administrative boundaries in France and in overseas departments and territories (regions, departments, cantons, municipalities)
Data licence   http://professionnels.ign.fr/geofla
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Michael Leow
Submitters   Open Knowledge
Last modified   Mon Dec 26 2016 13:06:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)