Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 30% 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? Yes (SHP)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by National Geografic Institute)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


It is possible to order maps at: but they are distributed either with FTP or on DVDs. For these purposes FTP is not regarded as being available on the Internet.

Reference specification, for the vector files for 1:10000, available at: mentions that the data version is 1.1 and that is from 2011.

Reviewer comments

We agree with the submission for 2014.



  • Pieter-Jan Pauwels


  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson