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Rio de Janeiro

What data is expected?

Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government.

  • Boundary level 1
  • Boundary level 2
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Name of poligone (department, region, city)
  • Borders of poligone

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available in bulk Yes
In an open format DBF, SHP, SHX
Available free of charge Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Openly licenced Yes
findable 1 It is hard to find the specific website's section where the data is.
findable_steps Once in IBGE's website you go to downloads section, click in "Geociências" (Geoscience), choose the files: organização_do_territorio (territory organization)> malhas_territoriais (territory modal)> malhas_municipais (municipal modal) > município_2015 > UFs and choose RJ You need a lot of clicks to get the file
licence_url I didn't find something as objective as a "terms and conditions" or a real license, but I found at this link a list of fundamental principles for official statistics with some guidelines for publication and dissemination. It contains the idea of data provided for public domain.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 You should have some knowledge on geographic datasets in order to work with this (including knowledge in geographic softwares).
collector_name Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE Portuguese for Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute
characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone
location - Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE), href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Pereira Passos Institute Both of them provide Rio de Janeiro administrative boundaries. Although, the IBGE shapefile is more granular, so we will use it as reference for this evaluation.

Reviewed. Everything ok.

Meta data

Data location - Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística - IBGE) - Pereira Passos Institute
Data licence
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Wagner Faria de Oliveira
Submitters   Andressa Fioravanti
Last modified   Thu Feb 02 2017 18:16:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)