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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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format SHP
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
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
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
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Data location
Data licence
Data format   SHP
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Tyler Kleykamp
Last modified   Mon Jan 30 2017 16:10:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)