Open Knowledge

National Map 35% 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? Unsure (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Cameroon National Map (Administrative Map - Topographic Map - Road Map) published by National Institute of Cartography)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The most complete, detailed and up-to-date maps in Cameroon have to be found at the National Institute of Cartography.

It is a public body in charge of conception and construction of map, either administrative map, road map, topographic map or geodesic map. It is also in charge of handling the production specific map according to anyone purpose or goal. It may be a map or a monograph for a specific locality, for a council, etc. with any type of information one might need.

But the problem is that they charge a fee for accessing maps. All their maps are up-to-date.

Reviewer comments

Everything seems correct, only that I didn't find anything to suggest they offer online, and machine readable files, they offer hardcopys, so I'm changing these two answers to unsure.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • anonymous