This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

Data Location


It is possible to order maps at: but they are distributed either with FTP or on DVDs. For these purposes FTP is not regarded as being available on the Internet.

Reference specification, for the vector files for 1:10000, available at: mentions that the data version is 1.1 and that is from 2011.

Reviewer comments

We agree with the submission for 2014.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   SHP
Reviewer   Pieter-Jan Pauwels
Submitters   Tryggvi Björgvinsson
Last modified   Wed Nov 19 2014 13:16:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)