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National Maps 85% open


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?

The data is fully available in the OGD India website mentioned above with their links. The information available on OGD India and is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Maps are available at Bhuvan ( is the gateway on Indian Earth Observation. It gives an easy way to experience, explore and visualize IRS images over Indian region. Bhuvan platform provides wide ranging information through its interactive maps and a number of products which are available on its site. The data is available for download to every one and the policy clearly states that the data can be distributed and further used for developing applications and research. But data doesn't include administrative boundaries, public equipments, transport systems, etc. Survey of India (, the National Survey and Mapping Organisation of the country under the Department of Science & Technology, provides varrious types of mapping data. The full list of available mapping products is here: Some information is also available in the site,529486&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL and We have already submitted the responses on 20th Sep 2016 which is accessible at old site i.e., but, unfortunately it was not considered for review. You are requested to kindly consider this resubmission in this new format for review.

I thank Akhilesh Srivastava for his valuable contribution to the index and for pin pointing to the viewer, making this review much more approachable.

Data location - Data viewer and download,52
Data licence
Data format   CSV, DBF, SHP, SHX, WFS, XLS
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Akhilesh Srivastava
Last modified   Wed Mar 29 2017 10:17:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)



  • Codrina Maria Ilie


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