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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
DBF, SHP, SHX
|Downloadable at once||No|
|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_steps||NAMRIA: Home page -> Downloads page. PhilGIS: Click region for desired data.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|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||http://www.namria.gov.ph/download.php - Map download page, href="https://www.philgis.org/" https://www.philgis.org/">rel="nofollow">https://www.philgis.org/ - Unofficial GIS data resource website, http://www.geoportal.gov.ph/ - Map viewer designed for web and use in conjunction with GIS applications., href="http://philgis.org/node/91" http://philgis.org/node/91">rel="nofollow">http://philgis.org/node/91 - 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".