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 data is fully available in the OGD India website mentioned above with their links. The information available on OGD India and is completely open for reuse and further studies and research. Maps are available at

Bhuvan ( is the gateway on Indian Earth Observation. It gives an easy way to experience, explore and visualize IRS images over Indian region. Bhuvan platform provides wide ranging information through its interactive maps and a number of products which are available on its site. The data is available for download to every one and the policy clearly states that the data can be distributed and further used for developing applications and research. But data doesn't include administrative boundaries, public equipments, transport systems, etc.

Survey of India (, the National Survey and Mapping Organisation of the country under the Department of Science & Technology, provides varrious types of mapping data. The full list of available mapping products is here:

The license here - does not considered open

Reviewer comments

License is not open

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   WMS
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Wed Oct 28 2015 15:49:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)