EuroRegionalMap 2019 is a pan-European dataset containing topographic information at the scale 1:250 000 covering 51 European countries and territories (according to ISO country code) from 36 data producers including 28 EU member states, 4 EFTA states (Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland), Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine. It is a seamless and harmonised data and is produced in cooperation by the National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCA) of Europe, using official national databases.

EuroRegionalMap is ideal for a wide range of uses, including spatial analysis, cartographic publishing and backdrop visualisation, or in combination with other datasets for marketing planning and socio-economic analysis, environmental analysis, and transport management.


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Basic information

Product name EuroRegionalMap (ERM)
Current version 2019
Release date May 2019
Nominal scale 1:250 000
Coordinate system Decimal degrees ETRS89-WGS84
Database structure The EuroRegionalMap geodatabase model (GDB) has gathered all the feature classes into a unique dataset. Themes are not defined. The feature classes are defined as GDB simple feature class: area, line, point. The feature classes hold and define the attribute fields. The features are defined as a subtype of the feature class. Coded value domains have also been defined for attributes at the subtype level.
Database specification ERM specification
Delivery formats available

ESRI File Geodatabase ArcGis 10.1

ESRI ARC shapefile (on demand)

Data content

EuroRegionalMap contains 7 themes:

The administrative boundaries (BND) theme holds information on the administrative entities down to the lowest level and their administrative hierarchy. A unified coding system for all the administrative levels is included.

The water network (HYDRO) holds information on the watercourses like the name, the navigability and the width range and information on the open water area, the seaside and the associated hydrologic equipment (dams, locks). All watercourses form a continuous network with connectivity through open water and underground rivers.

The transport network (TRANS) holds information on the roads and the railways, the ferry lines, the airports, and the harbours. Roads and railways are identified by their number or their code and form a connected network associated with features like railway stations, parking places, level crossings and road interchanges. Connections between the different types of transport have been added.

The settlement theme (POP) holds information on the built-up areas and populated places including their name and the number of inhabitants.

The vegetation and soils theme (VEG) holds features like wood, orchard or sandy area.

The named locations (NAME) are just main text features of big geographic areas that are not portrayed in vector data and fit for cartographic purpose only.

The miscellaneous theme (MISC) holds various topographic elements like power lines, landmarks, and buildings.

Change history

The following themes were updated by NMCAs in 2018: BND, TRANS, POP and VEG.

Quality and

Discovery Metadata for the ERM 2019 are provided in XML format, and are INSPIRE compliant and also according to the ISO 19115/19139 profile.

Metadata exist for full coverage of Europe and at country level.

The lineage files describe the production process, data quality and completeness of the data. The information is provided in PDF format. Lineage files exist for full coverage of Europe and at country level.




Data sample

Several Data Samples are available to download for evaluation purposes.

The sample data is for internal evaluation purposes only. All are © EuroGeographics.

Download Geodatabase sample files 34 MB, zip

Download Shapefile sample files part 1



29 MB, zip


Download Shapefile sample files part 2

31 MB, zip

(it is recommended to download both parts if you require shapefiles)



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