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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?

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

DBF, SHP, SHX

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 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.
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    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
    In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
    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.

    Reviewer comments

    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

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   Jacobo Orenstein
    Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 18:48:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)