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? No (n/a)
- Available in bulk? No
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
- Publicly available? No
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
- Does the data exist? Yes
A detailed, zoomable map is made available by the National Agency of Public Registry (http://maps.napr.gov.ge/) which operates under the Ministry of Justice and maintains the cadasters. The map appears to be timely. Users can mainly only display data on cadasters, topographic data and information on administrative boundaries, etc. is not available online.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia makes available linked PDF (and many others) at http://moe.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=56&info_id=0&mod_id=0&new_year=0&limit=0&date=&new_month=&entrant=1. There are no maps with the required scale though.
However, these maps themselves are low-resolution PDFs renderings of the actual map data; it is therefore possible that the online datasets do not meet the scale requirements, since the resolution of the map which is available online may be less than 1:250,000.
This also means that the maps are not available in machine-readable format, since no Shapefile or similar file type is available.
High resolution maps of Georgia exist as can be confirmed on the website the private company Geoland Ltd. The company offers the service http://www.mygeorgia.ge/ where users can obtain different high-level maps and also download the current screen or create a link related to the current view.
All data generated by the Georgian Government is legally in the public domain.
My review agrees with these findings, the data exists in digital form somewhere but it is not public or anything else.
- Gil Zaretzer
- Eric Barrett