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United States

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): 3

Data format

SHP

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes They are available as shapefiles and file geodatabases (ESRI formats) for either all of the U.S. or for indivudula states
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format SHP
findable 3
findable_steps I have previous knowledge of the existence of this data and was able to discover easily from the main webpage of the USGS
licence_url https://www2.usgs.gov/laws/info_policies.html
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name United State Geological Survey
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 https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/basic/ -

Reviewer comments

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Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Tyler Kleykamp
Last modified   Mon Jan 30 2017 16:10:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)