Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 50% open


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? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Excel; CSV)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Official Open Data website:
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


It is unclear who produces this data; one would imagine the Moroccan post is the producer (

The country's Open Data portal contains two datasets: the postal codes of districts ( and of cities (

Update rules are unknown, thus it is unclear how up-to-date the data on is. Bulk download is not available as each file needs to be downloaded individually.

Lastly, as other indicators before, the licensing is a tricky question to address: the datasets themselves are said to be under the ODbL yet the website itself carries the mention "Copyright" by the eGov unit and the 'License' page is broken. Thus, the data is considered non-open.

Reviewer comments

Duplicate submission.



  • Rayna St


  • Anass Beddi