National Maps 50% open


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 DBF, SHP, SHX
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No
Available free of charge No
findable 3
findable_steps Google search carte + topographique + france
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name National Institute for Geographic and Forest Information (Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière, IGN
Controlled access Yes
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 - BD TOPO
IGN produces and offers a wide range of map data products from raster data (images) to vector format data or even 3D data. Low detailed maps are available as open data, together with some specific layers such as administrative boundaries. For instance, raster maps are available as open data at 1:100000 scale. However, map with key infrastructure in vector format is not available as open data but can be obtained against a license fee. IGN also give access to some of its data through a Web Map Service (WMS).

Meta data

Data location - BD TOPO
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Open Knowledge
Last modified   Wed Dec 28 2016 20:13:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)