Geographic information 0% 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
In an open and machine-readable format It seems the topographic maps are on paper. Access is given by scanning/photo copying, at a price.
Digital data No
Print data No
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Review of initial submission and web search.
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
Controlled access No
Collector name Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development, Department of Surveys (known as Survey of Kenya (SOK) Initial comment: "Three government agencies are responsible; Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya Meteorological Department, and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. The Kenya Open Data Portal hosts one dataset on Kisumu County Weather Statistics for 2015 and 2016."

Note 1: According to Resilience in East African Landscapes: “For requests and copyright permissions a formal letter stating the academic reasoning and uses for the requested materials and the reference numbers needs to be submitted to the Director of Surveys on official letterhead. Orders that will cross multiple sections can be facilitated by submitting a number of copies of the request. Air photo requests will be processed by the Air Survey Section. Cadastral maps (1964 1:50 000 cadastral overlays and topotcadastral maps) are processed by the Cadastral Section. Cadastral overlays require permission from the Chief Cartographer of the Cadastral Section for reproductions to be made. This may require an additional letter and approval. Costs may be approximately 450 KES per 1:50 000 paper photocopy. An archive of older editions of topographical maps can be found at the Topographical Records. These maps cannot be removed – although photographing maps older than 50 years old may be permitted. Some digital scans remain on some computers in the room (mainly 3rd edition DOS 1:50 0000 maps; although, others exist).” Note 2: within the International Livestock Research Institute: National borders (Administrative boundary level 1) Digitized by International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI, GIS group from Kenya topographic sheets scale 1:250,000 for Northern Kenya and 1:50,000 for rest of Kenya from Survey of Kenya Administrative zones (boundary level 2).

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Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Paul Mungai
Last modified   Sat May 05 2018 09:23:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)