Open Knowledge

National Map 100% 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? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (wms)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 - Packaged (Personal Geodatabase format) published by Geoscience Australia)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


1:250 000 scale Topographic vector data is also downloadable in full One of the first government organisations to adopt open licencing, specifically Creative Commons. Also provides WMS API

Reviewer comments

Everything seems correct, I changed the link to the dataset for a better one offereing vector data download instead of PDF.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Pia Waugh