Below are details on the sources on which the individual country datasets are partially based:

Argentina:  (I) Instituto Geográfico Nacional de la República Argentina (IGN), Departamentos de la República Argentina, Open data downloaded from: https://www.ign.gob.ar/NuestrasActividades/InformacionGeoespacial/CapasSIG, Original dataset: departamento.shp, Date Created: 27-03-2019

                         (II)  Ministerio de Energía y Minería, Secretaría de Coordinación de Planeamiento Energético, Dirección Nacional de Información Energética, Información Socioeconómica INDEC Radios Censales, Open data downloaded from: http://datos.minem.gob.ar/dataset/informacion-socioeconomica-indec-radios-censales, Original datasets: all provinces in shp format, Created: 7-11-2016, Last Update: 24-04-2018, Accessed: 05-2021 

Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics, http://www.abs.gov.au, Incorporates or developed using G-NAF ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by   the Commonwealth of Australia under the Open Geo-coded National Address File (G-NAF) End User Licence Agreement.

Austria: Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich, http://data.statistik.gv.at

Brazil: Portal Brasileiro de Dados Abertos, dados.gov.br 

Belgium: Statistics Belgium, https://statbel.fgov.be 

Cambodia: WFP - World Food Programme, https://data.humdata.org 

Canada: Statistics Canada, 2021 Census – Boundary files, 2021. Reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada.

Chad: OCHA Chad, https://data.humdata.org 

Chile: SIG Corporativo INE (National Statistics Institute Chile), Open data (Geodatos Abiertos INE), original data downloaded from: https://geoine-ine-chile.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/c6e62e8bd9f04a6a9df46fbeaf1f22fd_0?geometry=104.809%2C-59.307%2C79.321%2C-12.461, dataset: Censo 2017 Distrito Censal, Last Modified: 9/24/2019

Colombia: National Administrative Department of Statistics: www.dane.gov.co 

Czech Republic: (I) Český statistický úřad, https://www.czso.cz 

(II) Státní správa zeměměřictví a katastru, https://www.cuzk.cz 

Denmark: Danish Geodata Agency, DAGI - Danish Administrative and Geographical Boundaries, Matrikelkortet / The Cadastral Map and Kort10

(vector), all April 2015, http://download.kortforsyningen.dk 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Référentiel Géographique Commun, http://www.rgc.cd 

Faroe Islands: The Environment Agency, Faroe Islands, http://www.us.fo 

Fiji: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Finland: The National Land Survey of Finland, http://www.maanmittauslaitos.fi 

France: IGN France, https://www.data.gouv.fr 

French Guiana: Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN), http://professionnels.ign.fr 

Estonia: Republic of Estonia Land Board, July 2014, http://www.maaamet.ee 

Ecuador: National Institute of Statistics and Censuses INEC, http://www.ecuadorencifras.gob.ec 

Germany: (I) Bayerische Vermessungsverwaltung, http://www.geodaten.bayern.de 

(II) Geoportal Baden-Württemberg, http://www.geoportal-bw.de 

(III) Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt Berlin, http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de 

(IV) Geoportal Rheinland Pfalz, http://www.geoportal.rlp.de 

(V) Open.NRW – Das Open Government Portal für das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, https://open.nrw 

Germany city districts:

offenedaten.aachen.de 

CC-BY 3.0 daten.berlin.de

© Stadt Bielefeld, Amt für Geoinformation und Kataster (CC BY 4.0)

www.bochum.de 

Stadt Braunschweig - Open GeoData, 2019, Lizenz: dl-de/by-2-0 

portal-chemnitz.opendata.arcgis.com

geoweb1.digistadtdo.de

Kartendaten © www.auf-Karte.de CC BY 4.0

open.nrw/dataset/stadtteilgrenzen-duesseldorf-d

Kartendaten © www.auf-Karte.de CC BY 4.0

www.offenedaten.frankfurt.de 

FR.ITZ, Stadt Freiburg i.Br., Amt für Bürgerservice und Informationsverarbeitung, fritz.freiburg.de

open.nrw/dataset/verwaltungsgrenzen-der-stadt-gelsenkirchen-wms-wfs-ge 

www.transparenz.hamburg.de 

www.hamm.de 

www.hannover.de 

www.herne.de 

opendata.jena.de

www.offenedaten-koeln.de 

www.krefeld.de 

Stadt Leipzig, Amt für Statistik und Wahlen 2019, www.leipzig.de 

www.offenesdatenportal.de 

www.moenchengladbach.de 

geo.muelheim-ruhr.de

www.opengov-muenchen.de 

www.stadt-muenster.de 

© Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Stadtmessungsamt, www.stuttgart.de 

© Stadt Trier 2019 / dl-de/by2-0, www.trier.de, Daten bearbeitet

http://daten.ulm.de 

www.offenedaten-wuppertal.de 

Germany localities:

Hessische Verwaltung für Bodenmanagement und Geoinformation, https://hvbg.hessen.de 

© GeoBasis-DE / LVermGeo LSA , https://www.geodatenportal.sachsen-anhalt.de 

Geodaten Sachsen, http://geodownload.sachsen.de 

© GDI-Th, https://www.geoportal-th.de 

GeoBasis-DE/MV; dl-de/by-2-0, https://www.laiv-mv.de 

© GeoBasis-DE / LVermGeoRP 2017, dl-de/by-2-0© GeoBasis-DE / LVermGeoRP 2017, dl-de/by-2-0, www.lvermgeo.rlp.de, http://geo5.service24.rlp.de

Land NRW (2019), https://www.opengeodata.nrw.de 

Auszug aus den Geobasisdaten des Landesamtes für Geoinformation und Landesvermessung Niedersachsen, © 2019, https://www.geobasisdaten.niedersachsen.de 

GeoBasis-DE / BKG 2019, http://www.geodatenzentrum.de 

© GeoBasis-DE/LGB, dl-de/by-2-0, (Daten geändert)

Greenland: Danish Geodata Agency, DAGI - Danish Administrative and Geographical Boundaries, Matrikelkortet / The Cadastral Map and

Kort10 (vector), all April 2015, http://download.kortforsyningen.dk/ 

Guadeloupe: Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN), http://professionnels.ign.fr 

Guatemala: Open Energy Information, http://en.openei.org 

Guinea: International Organization for Migration, https://data.humdata.org 

Haiti: U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov 

Honduras: Open Energy Information, http://en.openei.org 

Iceland: National Land Survey of Iceland, http://www.lmi.is 

Indonesia: WFP - World Food Programme, https://data.humdata.org 

India: MapmyIndia, http://www.mapmyindia.com 

Ireland: (I) Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), http://www.osi.ie 

(II) DATA.GOV.IE, http://data.gov.ie 

Italy: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. www.istat.it 

Japan: Statistics of Japan. https://www.e-stat.go.jp 

Libya: OCHA Lybia, https://data.humdata.org 

Maldives : data is partially based on Global islands https://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov 

Marshall Islands: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Martinique: Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN), http://professionnels.ign.fr 

Mexico: "Códigos Postales, coordenadas y colonias" published by Correos de Mexico, https://datos.gob.mx 

Nauru: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

New Zealand: (I) This work is based on/includes Stats NZ’s data which are licensed by Stats NZ for reuse under the Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International licence.

                (II) LINZ - Land Information New Zealand data, https://data.linz.govt.nz 

Netherlands: NGR Nationaal Georegister, http://nationaalgeoregister.nl 

Nigeria: The Humanitarian Data Exchange, https://data.humdata.org 

Norway: Kartverket, www.kartverket.no 

Palau: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Paraguay: Datos Abiertos Paraguay, Dirección Nacional de Correos del Paraguay (DINACOPA), Nuevo Código Postal del Paraguay, original data downloaded from: https://www.datos.gov.py/dataset/nuevo-c%C3%B3digo-postal-del-paraguay, dataset: Zona Postal Paraguay, Last Modified: 2019-10-17

Peru: The Humanitarian Data Exchange, https://data.humdata.org 

Poland: Centralnego Ośrodka Dokumentacji Geodezyjnej Kartograficznej, http://www.codgik.gov.pl 

Philippines: Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)

Portugal: (I) Instituto Geográfico Português, http://www.igeo.pt 

(II) Instituto Nacional de Estadística, www.ine.pt 

(III) Informação geográfica cedida pela Direção-Geral do Território, https://www.dgterritorio.gov.pt/ 

Puerto Rico: U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov 

Réunion: IGN France, https://www.data.gouv.fr

Romania: National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, http://data.gov.ro 

Rwanda: NISR Geodata Portal, https://data.humdata.org 

Samoa: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/

Serbia: Geosrbija https://opendata.geosrbija.rs/ 

Singapore: (I) Contains information from Master Plan 2019 Subzone Boundary (No Sea) accessed on 2020-02-25 from https://data.gov.sg/dataset/master-plan-2019-subzone-boundary-no-sea which is made available under the terms of the Singapore Open Data Licence version 1.0 https://data.gov.sg/open-data-licence 

          (II) Contains information from Singapore postal codes accessed on 2020-03-03 from http://developers.onemap.sg/commonapi/ which is made available under the terms of the Singapore Open Data Licence version 1.0 https://www.onemap.sg/legal/opendatalicence.html 

Sint Maarten: L’Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN)—Original data downloaded from https://geoservices.ign.fr/documentation/diffusion/telechargement-donnees-libres.html,
dataset: BDTOPO_3-0_TOUSTHEMES_SHP_RGAF09UTM20_D978_2020-12-15.7z /2020/, updated on 5 March 2021. 

Slovakia: (I) Ústredný portál verejných služieb ľuďom, http://data.gov.sk 

(II) Based on OPEN DATA BRATISLAVA: https://opendata.bratislava.sk/ 

Slovenia: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, http://www.stat.si

Sierra Leone: Code for Sierra Leone, https://africaopendata.org/ 

Solomon Islands: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

South Africa: (I) Municipal Demarcation Board, http://www.demarcation.org.za 

(II) National Geospatial Information, http://www.ngi.gov.za 

South Korea: DATA.GO.KR, https://data.go.kr 

South Sudan: The Humanitarian Data Exchange, https://data.humdata.org 

Spain: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, http://www.ine.es 

St.Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: data is partially based on Global islands https://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov 

St Lucia: Saint Lucia Open Data, original data downloaded from: https://data.govt.lc/dataset/st-lucia-communities, dataset: St Lucia Settlements Project - Shape File (2016), Last Modified: 2019-02-13

Sweden: (I)Statistics Sweden: https://www.scb.se/en/ 

                    (II)Svenskakyrkan: https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/ 

Switzerland: (I)Swiss federal authorities (Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, http://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/ and Federal Directorate of

             (II)Cadstral Suyrveying, http://www.cadastre.ch  

Taiwan: National Land Surveying and Mapping Center, https://data.gov.tw 

Tanzania: Small Hydro GIS Atlas, https://energydata.info 

Tonga: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Tuvalu: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Ukraine: OCHA FISS, https://data.humdata.org 

United Kingdom: Ordnance Survey, http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk 

United States: U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov 

US Virgin Islands U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov 

Uruguay: Uruguay data is based on ine.gub.uy (https://ine.gub.uy/documents/10181/18006/Mapas+Vectoriales+a%C3%B1o+2011/97dbcd58-80a8-472c-86cc-e8ecdaafef99) and adapted. Licensed 3 star from  https://opendatacharter.net/principles/#accessible-and-usable

Vanuatu: data is partially based on Pacific data hub https://pacificdata.org/ 

Venezuela: Humdata.org (source Nacional Statistical Institute Venezuela), update date: 24/02/2021, license CC BY- IGO, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/legalcode

Zambia: U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov 


Explanation of terms 


Object type*:

admin (level 0-7) This layer depicts the administrative and political boundaries of the country in question. Level “0” corresponds to the country as a whole, with an increasing level of detail for each successive level (e.g., 2, 3 and so on).

postal (1-7 digits) This layer depicts the postcode divisions of the country in question. “1” refers to one-digit postcodes, “2” to two-digit postcodes, and so on. The higher the number, the more detailed the depiction of the postcodes.

TT This layer is based on TomTom cartography.

Off. code**:

This layer contains labels featuring official regional codes - for example, the official designators of postcodes used by the national postal organization.

Nat. lang.***:

In addition to ASCII-based labels, this layer contains labels in the language (and associated special characters) of the country in question. For some countries local labels are not properly