National Maps 45% 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 View service. I only viewed the web based map, but it is possible to download the data in other formats. I don't have an account to verify what formats are available.
Downloadable at once No Download feature is only available to registered users. Sample screen is shown on FAQ. I did not register because registration requires contacting the authority and acquiring individual approval.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes The maps can be viewed without registration, but registration is required to download the data offline and to request additional services.
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2 The website is a bit slow and not very user friendly.
findable_steps Go the website of NSCI (, select Geospatial Oman from the main menu, then click on Browse Geospatial Data
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 I did not have access to the data to verify this.
collector_name National Centre for Statistics and Information
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 - The Official Portal for Geospatial Data
The National Centre for Statistics and Information has a dedicated portal for Geospatial Data, the maps are detailed and offer a variety of information lawyers. However, to download the data, you must register. Registration is free, but requires contacting the authority and individual approval.

Meta data

Data location - The Official Portal for Geospatial Data
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Riyadh Al-Balushi
Last modified   Sun Dec 11 2016 13:19:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)