Geographic information 20% open

Burkina Faso

What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, markings of heights, and administrative zones. 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.

  • Scale of 1:250.000
  • Markings of national infrastructure
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders
  • Administrative boundaries (level 2)
  • Coordinates of administrative boundaries
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge No
Publicly available No
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No the data is updated, but not every 5 years. The frequency of updates is not regular.
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX the basics formats of data is the ESRI Shapefiles. But onto this types of formats, it is possible to extract the shx, and dbf formats
Digital data Yes it is possible to obtain a digital copy of the data. For this, you must sign an exclusive license agreement. This means that you are the owner and you are committed not to redistribute
Collected by government Yes Institut Géographique du Burkina Faso (IGB) is the only one official institute wich mission is to collect and produice those data. there are a third party like OpenStreetMap Burkina Faso, but they don't work for the government: It is an civil society actor.
findable_steps due to my work, I 'am familiar with this kind of data
characteristics Scale of 1:250.000, National borders, Administrative boundaries (level 2), Coordinates of administrative boundaries
Controlled access No
Collector name Institut Géographique du Burkina Faso (IGB)

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Last modified   Wed May 09 2018 09:35:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)