Geographic information 45% open

Sierra Leone

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
Publicly available No
Openly licenced Yes
Up-to-date No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS, XML
Digital data No
Print data Yes
Collected by government No
findable_steps I went to the Government portal and made searches at the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, Environmental Protection Agency and Statistics Sierra Leone. I could not get anything useful so I made telephone calls and got assistance from an official of Statistics Sierra Leone who emailed the Census Atlas to me that contains figures and maps relating top the 2015 Census. The can be googled and downloaded freely.
characteristics None of the above
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Statistics Sierra Leone I was referred to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ministry of Lands Country Planning and the Environment, the Geography Department at Fourah Bay College for more information but I could get anything useful. It was only Statistics Sierra Leone the emailed me the Census Atlas of Sierra Leone. Even at that, the atlas is missing from their website.
Collected by private-org No
Collected by sub-government No
Working on this indicator proved to be troublesome as much of what is desired could not be seen.

I have found no official statement related to whom is in charge of storing&collecting geographical information for creating national maps.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence
Data format   CSV, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu May 03 2018 11:20:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)