Open Knowledge

National Map / 2014 100% 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? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Multiple (shape file, kml, gml))
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Data: different datasets available on administrative boundaries, hydro network, roads, railways, etc. published by GeoBase)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Multiple national scale framework data are available from Natural Resources Canada in the following portals: a) Geobase - b) GeoGratis - c) GeoConnections Discovery Portal - No clear information on the scale of the maps.

Reviewer comments

Submission correct.



  • Daniela Mattern


  • Daniela Mattern