Where to find maps of Honduras

Often people are looking for cartography of their country, the institutions associated with the territorial administration either at the advertising, depositary or constructive level usually have places where they share their data. In this case I will talk about Honduras, because Google Analytics says that there are Hondurans sailing on this site for reasons like this, and because they associate Alvarezhn with Honduras, hehe.

Although there is a lot of data in government institutions, the place where it can be found ... and it will be possible if they continue to grow is:

The National Territorial Information System (SINIT)

Sinit honduras This instance, although its creation is recent, has much to offer in the future, as it is the institution authorized by the territorial ordinance law to publicize the cartographic information of general interest, as well as to lead some commissions among which is the Interagency Data Commission. Space (CIDES). With an adequate budget and sufficient leadership among the partner institutions, it could become the right arm for publishing purposes of the National Geographic Institute, where there is a lot of enviable technical and regulatory resources at the regional level.

SINIT does not pretend to be an instance to create cartography, but rather to regulate the action of the "active partners" institutions that do create and update spatial data. The main ideal is the same that several Latin American countries have: avoiding the duplication of public or private investments in the collection of information that already exists, which, if used well, can lead the country to a well-integrated territorial management.

The catalog

Sinit catalogAlthough SINIT is oriented to an Intranet for active partners, some of the development that has been done for the web can be accessed via the Internet. Among others, the catalog stores the information in the following categories:

Basic cartography.

Physiography and Natural Resources.

Infrastructure and Social Equipment.

Social and Economic Aspects.

It is a little badly designed (in terms of aesthetics) and as a government it is usually dropped from time to time or its links remind us that someone has not uploaded some services, but hey, I hope they keep going. When choosing the layer, (it is supposed) that the map should show in the form of an image, with legends and frame.

The viewer in IMS

In this they have stopped, not because they can not start what we see, it took them a few days nothing more ... and although they have not done much more at least it allows the basics of the service ... and especially the download of layers. quickly.

By choosing the layer, and level of coverage that can be national, departmental, by basin etc. a link is activated on the right that says «Open HTML viewer«, The one that deploys the layer in the form of a map service, implemented in ArcIMS and using javascript routines.

Map of honduras

It has the basic tools of a development with ArcIMS, with the minimal template but its functionalities allow to load more layers with the last button, and to display basic info (although with bad taste of deployment) ... but do not lose the attention to Download icon, because with this functionality you download the compressed visible layer in zip format. The compressed files have the .dbf, .shp and .shx; all that cartography is in UTM Zone 16N WGS84 in case you do not find reference in the metadata.

So if you want Honduras data in .shp format, this is the place. With a consultancy of about three months, a creative with good taste and a couple of developers can integrate the other layers (cadastral, raster and territorial order) ... and surely can become a good geographic portal that is sorely needed to do our Hispanic countries.

So I encourage catrachos ... if all the countries made this effort we would have better opportunities to get out of underdevelopment. I also admit that it has been good to enjoy their landscapes, have made good friends and take many photos in my travels through their picturesque towns.

Some of these efforts were abandoned, in 2010 they are retaken within the framework of the Secretariat of Planning, then they are being continued by the General Directorate of Land Management.

Also on the Cenrut portal you can find Maps for Honduras GPS And Central America.

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8 Replies to "Where to find maps of Honduras"

  1. Hi, could you give me a number to request a map or what is the procedure

  2. I request help to obtain the map of the municipality of ceguaca Santa Barbara

  3. In fact, it seems to be in maintenance.
    There is nothing left to wait or go to the institution (Teguicgalpa, Honduras)

  4. Greetings, try to enter the website and is under repair, could help me by providing information on topographic maps of Honduras. Thank you

  5. It is true what expresses OLVINA because I have to teach geography in basic education and MEDIA and it is unfortunate that even in the maps that are on the web is with shameful errors and in the books dis that new given by the secretary of education They also appear to be murdering the departmental, national, regional and world geography, and this is due to the fact that instead of using cartographers, they employ map makers, not that they require military, but that economic and professional support is required, if there are In the country, but since they are not politicians, they do not hire them, and on the other hand they take conscience of the Cartographic Character, because it deals with national security and not with simple maps: it is geopolitical.

  6. IN HONDURAS NO OFFICIAL CARTOGRAPHY EXISTS, THE POLITICIANS WHO ARRIVE ONLY ARE WORRIED TO BENEFIT THEM.

    THE ANCIENT IGN DOES NOT EXIST, THEREFORE GEOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTS ARE NOT PRODUCED.

    THE PRECISION THAT EXISTS OUT OF TOLERANCE, IS NEEDED TO PRIVATIZE THE PRODUCTION OF CARTOGRAPHY-

    THE BEST TIME OF THIS INSTITUTION WAS WHEN IT WAS DIRECTED BY MILITARS.

    MR. PRESIDENT LOBO DO SOMETHING FOR THIS INSTITUTION, IT IS IN INTENSIVE CARE.

    THE SALES DEPARTMENT OF IGN, SAYS THERE IS NO.

    THE PRODUCTION TIME OF A CARTOGRAPHY SHEET, IS THREE YEARS AND THE CORRECT TIME IS OF 6 MONTHS, THAT INDICATES THAT THE ONLY SHEET WHICH IS PRODUCED WHEN THE PUBLISH IS ALREADY DISAPPOINTED.

  7. Hi, how are you? I lived there with my parents, I love you very much Mariana

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