Open Knowledge

National Map 90% 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 (tiff, gdb, shp)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? No published by Landmælingar Íslands)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


English version of license terms is available at: Users have to register to have access to the service. A download link is provided that can be used during 2 days from the registered IP. Raster maps are provided for the following scales: 1:25.000, 1:100.000 and 1:250.000

Reviewer comments

Access to the data of the national survey of Iceland is not considered as online or public by this index, since one has to register and recive a download link to access the information and cannot look at it without doing so.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Yuhan Ma