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National Maps 30% open

Costa Rica

What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

How open is the data?

All credit of this submission goes to Susana Soto.

We thank Susana Soto for her contribution to the Global Open Data Index. We have reviewed the raster mosaic of topographic maps 1:50k, available through WMS. The reason is given by the completeness of the mosaic, it covers the entire territory, making the dataset compliant with the requirements.

Data location - WMS for the topo mosaic - Website of Sistema Nacional Información Territorial
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Tue Jan 24 2017 22:54:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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