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Location datasets / 2014 0% open

Burkina Faso

What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated 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 published by Société Nationale des Postes)
  •   Is data in digital form? No
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? No


The register of the postal codes is managed by the national postal services. The code is used in the cities where there are more than one postal office, and the register is used by the postman to dispatch the courier. Unfortunatly, there are not yet long/lat in the dataset; only the code and the name of the corresponding postal office. In the bigger city of the country, there're only 17 postal offices so, the postal services workers do not think it's useful to use long/lat. The data can be found at the HQ of the national postal service.

Reviewer comments

Accurate and comprehensive



  • Katelyn Rogers


  • Idriss TINTO