Open Knowledge

National Map 35% 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? Yes
  •   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? Yes(as Interactive map of the Kingdom of Bahrain published by Central Informatics Organization)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Central Informatics Organization is responsible for creating and maintaining GIS data in Bahrain, it provides a number of applications for browsing the data such as the Explore Bahrain App ( ). However, the data cannot be downloaded, is not machine readable, and is not open.

Reviewer comments

Everything seems correct



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Riyadh Al-Balushi