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Puerto Rico

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 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.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 1
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
usability 1
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.

Meta data

Data 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.
Data licence   The data is available publicly, but Copyrighted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, at http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/gis/Pages/default.aspx
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Jacobo Orenstein
Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 18:48:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)