Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 50% 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? Yes (wms, pdf)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Servicio Geográfico Militar Uruguay - SGM)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Infraestrutura de Datos Espaciales (IDEuy) is responsible for aggregating information on geospacial data produced by different government agencies. On IDEuy website users only find information about which government agencies provide geospacial data. There is no easy download provided. Scales are mostly not specified. There is also a catalog on metadata: - it provides data on which geospacial information is available. Nonetheless it is not the required dataset but only an inventory of geospacial data. The terms of use of IDEuy ( make no reference to geospatial data. A map of 1:50.000 or 1:20.000 can be found for instance on the website of the Geographic Service of the Army of Uruguay (, there data can be downloaded as PDF (non machine readable format). Also a WMS download is provided and a visualization tool ( where different layers can be selected is provided. Data can't be downloaded for the whole country but only one tile at once.

Reviewer comments

Expert review: additional comments included.



  • Daniela Mattern


  • Daniela Mattern