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July 9th, 2019
EuroGeographics adds new administrative boundaries to its geospatial open data

EuroGeographics today (8 July 2019) announced the addition of NUTS 3 official boundary information in its European geospatial open data from official national sources.

As well as enabling socio-economic analysis of more than 1,300 administrative regions across Europe, the latest release of 1.1 million EuroGlobalMapopen data (EGM 2019) is also available as both a web feature service and a dataset. French overseas territories have also been added for 2019 and the hydrology, settlement and transport themes have been updated. The boundary data conforms to the agreed standard for administrative boundaries in Europe: Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics or NUTS.

“Previously the NUTS 3 level data was only available in our premium dataset of official administrative and statistical regions, EuroBoundaryMap,” says EuroGeographics Sales, Marketing and Channel Manager, Angela Baker.

“By adding it as a feature class to our open data, which covers 45 countries and territories in Europe, we’re making it available so small-scale data users will be able to experience the benefits of integrating geospatial and statistical information to identify trends and patterns.”

“Three themes within EGM 2019 have been updated and the data has been fully generalised from our more detailed products, 1: 100 000 EuroBoundaryMap and 1: 250 000 EuroRegionalMap. We are also very pleased to offer access to the new EGM 2019 web feature service through https://www.euro-geo-opendata.eu/service/open-euroglobalmap-feature-service which demonstrates how high-value geospatial datasets can be used to support the wider digital economy.”

Since its launch in 2013, more than 7,000 individual users have downloaded EuroGlobalMap. Feedback indicates that they greatly value high quality, reliable data from official national sources and that open data provides a greatfirst step in discovering the wider benefits of pan-European map and land information.

EGM 2019 covers 45 countries and territories, and comprises five themes: Administrative boundaries, names locations, transport networks, settlements and the water network. Itis available free of charge under an open data licence and enables a wide range of applications, including mobile mapping, demographic and socio-economic analysis, hydrology, energy and environment modelling and in education and research. It is also ideal for cartographic visualisation across Europe.

EGM2019 is produced with support from The National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN France). EuroBoundaryMap and EuroRegionalMap are both managed by Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) on behalf of EuroGeographics members.

For more information, please visit https://eurogeographics.org/products-and-services/open-data/.

About EuroGeographics

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. It currently brings together 63 members from 46 countries.