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


Files can be downloaded for specific provinces or for Spain as a whole. Downloads require users to register. Also, users need to accept terms of license that exclude commercial use and are not compliant with open licenses: WMS/WMF service for a scale of 1:5.000 is provided here: Also a commercial is being maintained, called the Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica ( where users can purchase PDF maps and download is provided for one sheet/file at a time (not in bulk). On the open data catalogue the topographic database at a scale 1:100.000 is available here ( Download of shapefiles is available in bulk, but data is not provided timely (last update in July 2013).

Reviewer comments

Expert review: additional information included - more data available than informed.

Data Availability

  • N 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   shapefiles
Reviewer   Daniela Mattern
Submitters   Daniela Mattern
Last modified   Sun Nov 30 2014 07:43:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)