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Burkina Faso

What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated 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? Yes (shp)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No(as Découpage administratif du Burkina Faso. This represents the administrative bundaries representing departments, provinces and regions of Burkina Faso published by Institut géographique du Burkina)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The administrative boundaries is managed by the geographic institute of Burkina Faso. The data is not available online but it can be request and granted for free by the institute. It is available as shapefiles and there is no license applied even if the institute said that it can be used as the requester desire.

Reviewer comments




  • Codrina Maria Ilie


  • Idriss TINTO