Open Knowledge

National Map 15% open

Saudi Arabia

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? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Unsure
  •   Is the data machine readable? Unsure (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Unsure
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Official maps of Saudi (general, baseline, terrain, etc) published by General Commission for Survey)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


General Commission for Survey of Saudi ( ) is responsible for maintaining and publishing official maps of Saudi. Maps at the detail level required by the index (1:25000) ( ) cannot be downloaded from the website and can only acquired by request. It is not clear from the website if payment is required to acquire these maps.

Reviewer comments

Everything seems correct



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Riyadh Al-Balushi