Geographic information 70% open

Malawi

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 Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced Yes
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, GML, GeoJSON, KML, SHP, SHX
Digital data No
Print data No
location http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amwi_adm0 - This vector layer provides international boundary for Malawi. This data was produced by the Malawi Surveys department., http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amalawi_district_b - District Boundary data provided by Department of Surveys, Lilongwe
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Review of initial submission and
characteristics Scale of 1:250.000, National borders, Administrative boundaries (level 2), Coordinates of administrative boundaries
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Malawi Surveys department, Malawi Spatial Data Platform
licence_url http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amalawi_district_b
Some of these datasets are available at http://www.masdap.mw/. This is not a government portal but has collaborators from various government agencies.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amwi_adm0 - This vector layer provides international boundary for Malawi. This data was produced by the Malawi Surveys department.
   http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amalawi_district_b - District Boundary data provided by Department of Surveys, Lilongwe
Data licence   http://www.masdap.mw/layers/geonode%3Amalawi_district_b
Data format   DBF, GML, GeoJSON, KML, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Paul Mungai
Last modified   Mon May 07 2018 12:25:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)