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Puerto Rico

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?

According to the website and the projection file of the shapefiles, the data is referenced in a local system, State Plane Coordinate System projection Lambert Conformal Conic, Datum NAD83, revision 1997. This is a local system, meaning that if one would need to work with this data in conjunction with other datasets that are referenced, one would firstly have to geo-reference it, a process that is not trivial whatsoever, when considering vectors.

Data location - viewer - Collection of geographical data from multiple sources.
Data licence   The data is available publicly, but Copyrighted by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, at
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Jacobo Orenstein
Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 18:48:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)



  • Codrina Maria Ilie


  • Jacobo Orenstein
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