Open Maps For Europe Progress

September 2021

First Open Maps For Europe datasets released

Users can now access the first free-to-use maps via the Open Maps For Europe online gateway.

Four open datasets created using official national map, geospatial and land information from members of EuroGeographics are included in this first release:

  • EuroRegionalMap – multi-themed topographic open data at 1:250 000 scale – initial data provided by 31 National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities.
  • EuroGlobalMap – provides multi-themed topographic open data at 1:1 million scale covering 55 countries and territories in the European region.
  • EuroDEM – 1:100 000 scale digital open data elevation model providing height data provided by 26 National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities.
  • Open Gazetteer – an open gazetteer service providing authoritative multilingual geographical names – data provided by 36 National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities.

Release 1 also includes Pan-European Imagery provided by Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy –10 metre resolution high-quality open data images and mosaics as uniform reference products for mapping and visualisation, created from data taken from the European Union´s Earth observation programme Copernicus (Sentinel-2, L1C-L2A).

The project is coordinated by EuroGeographics,, in partnership with the National Geographic Institute (NGI) Belgium. The cartography and styling on the Open Maps For Europe interface is based on NGI Belgium cartography.

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