A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

Data Location



The data comes from two different public bodies. Access address registry is available from Þjóðskrá Íslands (National registry). Border polygons come from Landmælingar Íslands (National land survey).

National land survey's website requires registration where a link (which expires in 2 days) is emailed to the user. However the national open data portal, https://opingogn.is contains a direct link to the data without registration. That can be regarded as an official source for this index.

Links to data and license are restricted to the access address registry. Boundaries are available at https://opingogn.is/dataset/is-50v-mork-isn93 under this license https://www.lmi.is/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Almskilm.pdf

Reviewer comments


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   DSV SHP
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Tryggvi Björgvinsson
Last modified   Fri Sep 18 2015 21:29:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)