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? Yes
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
- Publicly available? No
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
- Does the data exist? Yes
There are several government organizations related to geospatial data collection:
- Panamanian Infrastructure for Spacial Data
- National Geographic Institute "Tommy Guardia"
- National Land Distribution Authority
The Tommy Guardia Institute recently led several projects in an effort to create geographically accurate national maps, but the maps themselves are not publicly available and not online. To get a map (in digital or physical form), a person must go to the Tommy Guardia Institute's office and pay $50.00 for the 1:250000 map.
Also on their website, there is a portal at the bottom of the page called "Cors" where anyone can log in with username "corsigntg" and password "corsigntg " and retrieve what looks like geographic data collected on a monthly basis. (Log in here) I don't personally understand the data, but it looks like latitudes and longitudes and I believe this page explains the data format.
- Mariel García M
- Maria Isabel Vega