Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 45% 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? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


As well as providing high-level maps, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) also provides GIS datasets and shapefiles for the country's national, provincial, district, sector and cell level boundaries on their website at

Reviewer comments

The map is license as © National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, 2012, and therefore it is not open.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Stephen Abbott Pugh