Open Maps for Europe: Find open maps of European countries on data.europa.eu!
A recent addition to the data.europa.eu portal is the Open Maps for Europe metadata catalogue, providing open maps of more than 40 European countries. The online service enables users to discover, visualise, license and download datasets created using official maps, geospatial and land information from official national sources.
The Open Maps for Europe project is coordinated by EuroGeographics, a non-profit membership association working together with National Mappings, Cadastres and Land Registry Authorities (NMCAs) in Europe to gather official and detailed geospatial data. The collaboration between these NMCAs to share and collect data can contribute to the public good. Therefore, the aim of Open Maps for Europe is to share pan-European datasets, make them more accessible to a wider audience and connect users from official national sources.
The collected data has resulted in six datasets on Open Maps for Europe, which are:
- EuroGlobalMap: a 1:1 million scale topographic dataset covering European countries and territories.
- EuroRegionalMap: topographic information at 1:250.000 scale that can be used in several ways, such as spatial analysis or marketing planning and socio-economic analysis.
- EuroDEM (digital elevation model): describes the distribution of terrain and heights.
- Open Cadastral Map: a single, under construction place to find a specific European cadastral map. More coverage will be added over time.
- Pan-European Imagery: allows the integration of pre-processed and processed remote sensing information of the Copernicus Earth observation programme.
- Open Gazetteer: provides authoritative geographical names as described by the NMCAs.
With all the geospatial and land information available at the national scale, Open Maps for Europe provides easy access to pan-European data. Find their datasets on data.europa.eu!
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