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 Italian Military Geografy Institute has the official mandate to manage spatial data There are other resources (eg. National Cartographic Portal), but the refresh of data is obsolete. At present the Military Geografy Institute has an open data policy.

Reviewer comments

The Italian Military Geografy Institute offers a few free downloadable shape files in different versions which seem to fall in line with our criteria for free, public, online, machine readable and bulk, however licensing and updates seem unclear.

Data Availability

  • ? Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • ? 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   shp, geotiff
Reviewer   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   Maurizio Napolitano
Last modified   Fri Oct 02 2015 05:22:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)