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 full data set is openly licensed (CC-BY) and available via direct download on the PDOK website in scale 1:50,000 (700MB) and 1:10,000 (2GB).

There is further information available on the website of Kadaster ( but they do request registration first. Data is available there in several scales starting from 1:5000 until 1:250,000.

The current data is outdated however, with part of the map data from 2013 (also in the prospective release in Nov). Therefore changed 'up-to-date' to 'no'.

Reviewer comments

Review: everything seems correct

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • N 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   shape, GML
Reviewer   Gil Zaretzer
Submitters   Sander van der Waal
Last modified   Fri Oct 09 2015 14:49:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)