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 Geographical National Institute of Benin is responsible for the production of topographic maps at the scale of 1:200000, 1:50000, 1:25000 but according to a 2008 report from the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water, whole coverage of the country is only available at 1:200000 scale

Reviewer comments

At the time of this review, all of the Benin government websites apear to be down, so I'm leaving this entry as is.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • ? 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   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Oct 01 2015 09:43:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)