EuroGlobalMap is a topographic dataset that covers the almost* whole of Europe at the scale 1:1 Million. It is produced in cooperation by the National Mapping Agencies of Europe, using official national databases.
*EGM Bulgaria coming 2010; some Balkan countries are missing.
EuroGlobalMap follows ArcGIS Geodatabase structure and topological rules. Features saved to the layers are points, nodes, lines, areas (polygons) and texts (annotations). For more details please download the EuroGlobalMap Specifications.
The database contain´s the following six themes. Each theme contains one or more features / feature classes with attributes:
All themes are in vector format.
Coordinates: Geographical in degrees (longitude, latitude) with decimal fraction and based on the ETRS 89 spatial reference system.
Update: Over a two years cycle (on average).
Standards: Harmonised data specifications synchronized with DIGEST standard and the metadata were designed according to ISO19115 standard.
Product format: ArcGIS Personal Geodatabase (version 9.1) format. Diverse formats might be available from VARs and distributors.
The data for EuroGlobalMap is produced by the European National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies, the members of EuroGeographics. They produce the data according the EuroGlobalMap Specifications, and the Regional Coordinators compile the national data sets into one seamless European database.
EGM Regional Coordinators
|AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY||ORGANISATION|
Northern Europe, Southeastern Europe,
Central East Europe
|Maanmittauslaitos, Finland (National Land Survey, NLS)|
|Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania||Maa-amet, Estonia|
|Albania, Cyprus, Greece||HMGS, Hellenic Military Geographical Service, Greece|
|Central Europe||BKG, Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, Germany|
|British Isles||OSI, Ordnance Survey of Ireland|
|Western Europe||IGN, Institut Géographique National, France|
|Portugal, Spain||CNIG, Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica, Spain|
The main duty of the Regional Coordinators (RCs) is to lead the project in their area of responsibility. Each RC is the channel between the Project and the data providers in that region. The RCs disseminate the information about the EGM Project, transfer technology and provide general support to data providers. RCs take care of the quality control, compile the data from neighbouring countries and also take part in the finalisation of the entire pan European-database (data integration, final quality control etc).