Open Knowledge

National Map 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 (PDF, WMS, Shape)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Digitales Landschaftsmodell 1:250.000 published by Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Digital maps at a scale of 1:250.000 are available here: The data is available via a WebMapService and as Shape-files. This map should be covered by the GeoNutzV. It is technically not a license but it is intended to allow for reuse with attribution requirements only. However compliance with the Open Definition has not been properly reviewed yet. A list of all map products available for download can be found here:

Reviewer comments

The first link was a dead end so I replaced it with the link from the preview, other than that everything seems correct.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • walter palmetshofer