Open Knowledge

National Map 55% 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? Yes (WMF, WMS, Shapefile)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by iGEO)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The new iGEO site provides full maps with 1:10000 resolution and clear open data terms.

However, this data is free for academic and research purposes, but sold for commercial purposes (e.g. companies). This is made clear in their FAQ (in Portuguese):

«A utilização da informação é gratuita para a Administração Pública e Academia, prevendo-se a cobrança de taxas justas para as empresas, com aplicação de descontos caso se tratem de entidades sem fins lucrativos.»

Reviewer comments

Seems correct.



  • Gil Zaretzer


  • Miguel Laginha