National Maps 44% 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?

Data Usability Beta

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

Data format


Data Location

  • - Map download page
  • - Unofficial GIS data resource website
  • - Map viewer designed for web and use in conjunction with GIS applications.
  • - PhilGIS: country-wide datasets
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX Data from the Geoportal can be sourced for use with GIS applications (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, QGIS) but not for direct download. Shapefiles are available from PhilGIS in multiple formats, which is great! However, they are lacking in resources, as a volunteer effort, and so are lacking in up-to-date data.
    findable 2
    findable_steps NAMRIA: Home page -> Downloads page. PhilGIS: Click region for desired data.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
    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 Terrain basemap available to view online via the Geoportal.
    location - Map download page, href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Unofficial GIS data resource website, - Map viewer designed for web and use in conjunction with GIS applications., href=""">rel="nofollow"> - PhilGIS: country-wide datasets On NAMRIA: Only thumbnails of 1:250,000 scale maps available, high-res 1:50,000 available for download Geoportal: basemap available for download, but only after requesting access.


    Some data is available, but not to the scale/openness needed to allow for "Open Data".

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 09:35:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)