All roadless area data sets and maps are create on the basis of OpenStreetMap data, ODbL 1.0 and therefore if you use the dataset credit © OpenStreetMap contributors


"OpenStreetMap® is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)."


Please use the following credit when these data are displayed or used for further research:




Data download

Roadless Areas shapefiles (.zip)







All statistical analyses can be found in the supplementary material of the

publication "A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status":




For more information please contact us.



INSENSA-GIS has been developed as a free to use and open-source software designed for:


  1. Statistical analysis of GIS data
  2. the development of weighted indices from different GIS data sets
  3. the testing of the robustness of created  indices through standardized  sensitivity analysis
  4. the display of results, tables and maps and
  5. the export of results and GIS data files in different formats