Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 5% 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? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The Geographical National Institute of Benin is responsible for the production of topographic maps at the scale of 1:200000, 1:50000, 1:25000 but according to a 2008 report from the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water, whole coverage of the country is only available at 1:200000 scale in paper format.

Reviewer comments

This information was verified and validated.



  • Mamadou Diagne


  • Pierre Chrzanowski