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


License is CC 4.0 BY. As of 26.09.2013 extensive portions of Norwegian map data is released in digital form, under a open license ( CC 3.0 BA ) - the announcement is here: New maps will be added, but at this point in time Norway maps with a resolution 1:50 000 and up, are available, here: 2d views, terrain models, location names, road data, and boundary maps are all part of this map release. An online (WMS) version of the maps is available, freely, here: In order to download data, the portal requires users to register.

Update 2015: Markings of national roads, national boarders, streams, rivers, lakes and mountains are also included in the data avaliable. The data is updated at least once a year, some every week.

Reviewer comments

Change to publicly available. Anyone can register to the service with no problems, therefore, it is publicly available.

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   Sosi, json
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Sun Nov 08 2015 14:25:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)