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El Salvador

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): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - official geoportal of the Centro Nacional de Registros
  • - WMS URL
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes I have changed the initial NO, because the segmentation of the download does not imply significant difficulty in putting the data together.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX WMS
    findable 3
    findable_steps In google I typed "mapas nacionales el salvador" and the first options was the one from the CNR (Centro Nacional de Registros)
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Centro Nacional de Registros (National Center of Registry)
    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 - official geoportal of the Centro Nacional de Registros , - WMS URL


    Even the national offices express in their website it is completly available, come links dont work and the maps are in SVW and can be consumible by ArcGIS or Esri format. Also, the information is segmented in too many differents links. The data can´t be use for commercial proposes: "Cualquier uso no autorizado de los datos para cualquier propósito comercial está en la violación de leyes del derecho de propiedad nacional e internacional y se prohíbe estrictamente". Any licenses statement as Registered is available, neither open licenses.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   The Next Services
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 22:18:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)