Open Knowledge

National Map 15% open

Costa Rica

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? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Unsure
  •   Is the data machine readable? Unsure (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Unsure
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Unsure published by Registro Nacional)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


This is the map available by the National Register System. However, there is a different dataset from the National University, available in open source in the link:

Reviewer comments

There is an online viewer, but I can't even find a save as PDF option, it is not clear if one can get the actual data and re-use it, so everything but the existance of digital data online is unsure in my opinion. The data from the National University apears to be only in JPG files.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Alejandro Sanabria