Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 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 (wfs, shape)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi. Responsable Engeneer Yamile Lota G. Correo:
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


A number of geospacial services is provided on GEOPORTAL. Maps can be visualized via an online service as well as downloaded. Products are provided in WMS, WFS and shape formats and can be used by web based map services as well as offline applications as ArcGIS, gvSig, Quantum GIS. The following products are available at this link: • Basemap Colombia (scale 1:500.000) • Basemap Colombia (scale 1:100.000) (entire national territory) • Basemap (scale 1:2000) (regions Soacha, Barranquilla) • Ortophotos of municipalities

Reviewer comments

Expert review: translation provided, link to download section included.



  • Daniela Mattern


  • Daniela Mattern