Open Knowledge

National Map 5% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? No published by National Institute for Cartography and Remote Sensing)
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The National Institute for Cartography and Remote Sensing ( sells maps of Algeria. Both topographic and thematic maps. Maps are not available online, as they are being sold.

A list of maps is shown here (, though most of them are not according to the required scale, there is one "Carte d'Algerie et ses environs" is at 1:200,000.

Here there are topographic maps of scales 1:50,000 and 1:200,000, - and here are spatial maps

Not sure how often the maps are updated.

Reviewer comments

After reviewing this submission I find that these conclusions are correct.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Tarek Amr