Administrative Boundaries 78% open

El Salvador

What data is expected?

Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Boundary level 1
  • Boundary level 2
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Name of poligone (department, region, city)
  • Borders of poligone

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): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - CNR GeoPortal
  • - Under Section 3 - Political-Administrative Limits
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No License attached to the data states that for commercial use, permission needs to be obtained from CNR.
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
    findable 2
    findable_steps In Google; search for the term " gis". The site CNR is second in the list and under the page, go under Section 3 to download shapefiles
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Centro Nacional de Registros
    collector_non_gov It doesn´t exist any national website of e-government or national administration. Maybe beacuse it doesn´t exist any Ministry of the Presidency or the National Administratio
    characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone
    location - CNR GeoPortal, href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Under Section 3 - Political-Administrative Limits


    Each Ministry or National Agency describe in their website their organization chart but there is not any national administrative website that describe the quantity, types and distribution of administratives units or areas thru the government.

    Reviewer comments

    Found out the body responsible for "Administrative Boundaries" - Centro Nacional de Registros; corrected original submission. This GeoPortal site has the requisite characteristics, the downloadable datasets and shapefile formats. Only defect is that the license is not open for commercial use without permission. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Michael Leow
    Submitters   The Next Services
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 22:35:45 GMT+0000 (UTC)