1 September 2023

EuroGeographics invites case studies and quality feedback for medium-scale pan-European open data

EuroGeographics is calling for case studies from users of its medium-scale pan-European topographic open dataset, EuroRegionalMap.

The not-for-profit association for European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities is also asking for feedback on the quality of the dataset available via the Open Maps For Europe online interface. EuroRegionalMap production is coordinated by the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG), Germany.

Victoria Persson, Project Manager – Data Access and Integration, EuroGeographics, explains: “EuroRegionalMap, which consists of nearly 7 million objects in 60 layers and seven themes, is produced using our unique data integration process. This harmonises and edge-matches authoritative national geospatial information from 33 members. Quality is assured via an extensive validation test suite.”

“Traditionally, this dataset has been used for backdrop visualisation and cartographic publishing, for spatial analysis, and in combination with other datasets for marketing planning and socio-economic analysis, environmental analysis, and transport management. Now it is available under an open licence, users are embracing new ways to benefit from the data. We are therefore inviting them to share their case studies and feedback on quality so we can better understand – and meet – their needs.”

Case studies and feedback can be submitted via this short questionnaire.

EuroGeographics is an international not-for-profit organisation (AISBL/ IVZW under Belgian Law. BCE registration: 833 607 112) and the membership association for the European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities.

Open Maps For Europe was co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union and ended in 2022. It was coordinated by EuroGeographics, the voice of European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities, in partnership with the National Geographic Institute (NGI) Belgium.

The OME2 project is co-funded by the European Union. It is being delivered by a consortium comprising: EuroGeographics, the not-for-profit membership association for Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities; National Geographic Institute, Belgium; National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, France; Hellenic Cadastre; General Directorate for the Cadastre, Spain; and Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency, The Netherlands.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.