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
The data is available publicly, but Copyrighted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, at http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx
|Downloadable at once||Yes||Datasets are downloadable from the second URL: http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx (example used points to the PR Planning Board as the source).|
|Up-to-date||Yes||The data from the second URL, http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx, has information from 2015.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||DBF, SHP, SHX|
|findable_steps||An expert in GIS technology was consulted.|
|licence_url||The data is available publicly, but Copyrighted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, at http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Junta de Planificacion de Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico Planning Board||Not clear what agency is in charge of this webpage, but it is very complete,|
|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||http://www.jp.pr.gov/portal_jp/Servicios/GIS/PuertoRico - viewer , http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx - Collection of geographical data from multiple sources.||Collection of geographical data from multiple sources.|
According to the website and the projection file of the shapefiles, the data is referenced in a local system, State Plane Coordinate System projection Lambert Conformal Conic, Datum NAD83, revision 1997. This is a local system, meaning that if one would need to work with this data in conjunction with other datasets that are referenced, one would firstly have to geo-reference it, a process that is not trivial whatsoever, when considering vectors.