Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 10% open

Costa Rica

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
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The postal codes are made up of province, canton and districts (each assigned a number) and made available via an interactive form, one at a time. The map data, available at does include the breakdown of provinces, cantons and districts so the data can be found and merged together but it is not easily accessible.

Geolocation is no sufficient for this dataset type.

Reviewer comments

Full postcodes with geolocation data does not exist. Changed accordingly.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Mor Rubinstein