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


A number of geospacial services is provided on GEOPORTAL. Maps can be visualized via an online service as well as downloaded. Products are provided in WMS, WFS and shape formats and can be used by web based map services as well as offline applications as ArcGIS, gvSig, Quantum GIS. The following products are available at this link: • Basemap Colombia (scale 1:500.000) • Basemap Colombia (scale 1:100.000) (entire national territory) • Basemap (scale 1:2000) (regions Soacha, Barranquilla) • Ortophotos of municipalities

Reviewer comments

Expert review: translation provided, link to download section included.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y 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   wfs, shape
Reviewer   Daniela Mattern
Submitters   Daniela Mattern
Last modified   Fri Nov 28 2014 07:14:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)