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Location datasets 20% open


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? 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? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No(as Data on Administrative Boundaries (Zipcode database not available in Cameroon) published by Cameroon National Institute of Cartography)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


There is no national zipcode system in use in Cameroon. The Government has a project with the African Development Bank to build such a database for 2015 year. But there is data of the national administrative boundaries, produced by the National Institute of Cartography. This institute produces even guides for regions, cities and villages. But these guides aren't free of charge.

Reviewer comments




  • Idriss TINTO


  • Charlie Martial NGOUNOU