Geographic information 10% open


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 There are some geographical data that are updated.
In an open and machine-readable format Other NIC uses proprietary tool to produce their geo data. It explains certainly why they apply a fee for Geo Data that should normally be in public domain.
Digital data No At request and after the payment of a fee, National Institute of Cartography can provide digital records of Data.
Print data No
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Online Search. I also attended a recent event organized by the National Institute of Cartography, and had time to understand their workings, as we promote OpenGeo Movement in Cameroon.
characteristics 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 These are produced by the national institute of cartography.
Controlled access No
Collector name National Institute of Cartography
National Institute of Cartography is now working to accept geographical data coming other data community with Open Street Map for example. But Geo Data produced by NIC is not free.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Other
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Charlie Martial NGOUNOU
Last modified   Sat May 12 2018 10:00:19 GMT+0000 (UTC)