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


The map is provided by the GIS Directorate of the Bahraini Central Informatics Organization. The only way to access the data is through forms. Data is clearly not open (see "Agreement" tab): "The data, information and all materials [...] are protected by the Copyright Laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain and by international treaties. It is illegal and strictly prohibited to distribute, publish, offer for sale, license or sublicense, give or redistribute to any other party the Materials in hard copy or digital form without the prior written permission from CIO. All offenders will be sued in a court of law."

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • ? 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
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Oct 07 2013 12:06:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)