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 (shape, GML)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Basisregistratie Topografie published by Kadaster)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The full data set is openly licensed (CC-BY) and available via direct download on the PDOK website in scale 1:50,000 (700MB) and 1:10,000 (2GB).

There is further information available on the website of Kadaster ( but they do request registration first. Data is available there in several scales starting from 1:5000 until 1:250,000.

The current data is outdated however, with part of the map data from 2013 (also in the prospective release in Nov). Therefore changed 'up-to-date' to 'no'.

Reviewer comments

Review: everything seems correct



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Sander van der Waal