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? Yes (TIFF, ASCII, SHAPEFILE, ECW, RINEX)
- Available in bulk? Yes
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
- Publicly available? Yes
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? No (Here)
- Does the data exist? Yes
The official institution that produces and collects geographical information regarded as the National Map is the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration (ANCPI http://ancpi.ro), which is under the Government of Romania since 2012. At this time, there are NO freely available datasets of any kind for the Romanian territory on the official site of ANCPI. Furthermore, there are no official statements to acknowledge any intentions of making the National Map open data. In 2012, the geo-spatial.org (http://earth.unibuc.ro/) community addressed an open letter to ANCPI, signed by 184 members asking for free access as a downloadable file or through OGC webmapping standards, of a a vector format file of the boundaries of the Romanian municipalities. ANCPI offered to give us the requested dataset, but at the price established through the Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs no. 39/2009, which for the entire Romanian territory, is about 800.000 EURO.Today, the dataset containing the boundaries of the Romanian municipalities is the only dataset available through a visualization service compliant with INSPIRE on the geoportal maintained by ANCPI. (http://geoportal.ancpi.ro/geoportal/catalog/main/aboutGeoportal.page). Not all datasets found in the ANCPI data catalog can be previewed through the geoportal's visualizing service. Freely available geodata can be found on the geo-spatial.org portal. The datasets are available through georeferenced downloadable files or through OGC webmapping standards (http://earth.unibuc.ro/download). The boundaries of the Romanian municipalities are freely available on the webpage of Political Colours of Romania interactively mapped project (http://220.127.116.11/omc/integration-download.html).