To meet end user requirements regarding data content and quality, Copernicus Services need access to open, up-to-date, and harmonised geospatial information across Europe. Data produced by National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities, the members of EuroGeographics, is therefore key to its success.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) and EuroGeographics are strengthening cooperation to improve access to authoritative, up to date maps, geographic and land information. Their partnership is creating, maintaining, and implementing a Framework License agreement and exploring solutions for providing full, free, and open access to geospatial data for the Copernicus programme.
Three case studies are now available showing how official geospatial data contributes to the Copernicus Services:
Assessing flood risk and economic impact in the Drin river basin
Understanding the impact of extreme weather to plan preventive measures
Evaluating impact and erosion risk after devastating forest fire