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


There is a machine-readable 1:250.000-scale vectorial map data suitable for ingestion in digital map-making systems (GIS), which includes administrative boundaries, water bodies, transportation infrastructure, energy and communication, etc. There are several other map products, at scales both greater and smaller that the above one. The licensing is unclear on the website of IBGE. As no clear license is available it has been evaluated as "not openly licensed". Also, proprietary formats are used to publish data. However, data is claimed to be public domain on Open Street Map, see

Evidence from the server where the files are hosted suggest that these maps are from 2013, in which case they are not being regularly updated (the criteria for it is to be updated at least once a year).

Reviewer comments

Everything seems correct

Data Availability

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


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   shape files, .prf, .mdb
Reviewer   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   Augusto Herrmann
Last modified   Mon Sep 28 2015 20:21:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)