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 (Sosi, json)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by The Norwegian Mapping Authority (no.:)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


License is CC 4.0 BY. As of 26.09.2013 extensive portions of Norwegian map data is released in digital form, under a open license ( CC 3.0 BA ) - the announcement is here: New maps will be added, but at this point in time Norway maps with a resolution 1:50 000 and up, are available, here: 2d views, terrain models, location names, road data, and boundary maps are all part of this map release. An online (WMS) version of the maps is available, freely, here: In order to download data, the portal requires users to register.

Update 2015: Markings of national roads, national boarders, streams, rivers, lakes and mountains are also included in the data avaliable. The data is updated at least once a year, some every week.

Reviewer comments

Change to publicly available. Anyone can register to the service with no problems, therefore, it is publicly available.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Mor Rubinstein