Open Maps for Europe is a new online service that will provide free to use maps from more than 40 European countries. The datasets will be created using official map, geospatial and land information from official, national sources.
The project is coordinated by EuroGeographics, the not-for-profit membership association for European National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs), in partnership with the National Geographic Institute (NGI) Belgium.
Users will be able to access the data, created by the not-for-profit membership association, through an online interface developed by thinkWhere. The specialist in open source geographic information system (GIS) technologies will deliver the enhanced gateway for discovering, viewing, licensing and downloading the open datasets after winning an open tender.
The project runs until 31 December 2022 and is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.
Connecting you to Open Maps for Europe from official national sources
- Providing easy access to free to use harmonised maps for Europe from more than 40 countries – As of January 2021, 75% of EuroGeographics data providers have agreed to make their datasets open.
- Realising the benefits of the Open Data Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive by driving innovation, market development and growth to support the digital economy.
- Demonstrating how National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities contribute to the public good through a unique international collaboration.
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