European open data from official national sources to be included in key UN boundary information initiative

2nd August 2017

Harmonised European open data from official national sources is to be included in the United Nations Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) initiative.

EuroGeographics, which represents National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registry Authorities from the whole of geographical Europe, is providing its 1:1 million scale topographic open dataset, EuroGlobalMap to assist the project’s aim of compiling global administrative boundaries data from authoritative sources.


Mr Mick Cory, Secretary General and Executive Director of the international not-for-profit association (centre) presented the dataset to Mr Kyoung-Soo Eom, Chief, Geospatial Information Section, United Nations (right) and Mr Anthony O’Mullane, Director, Information and Communications Technology Division, Department of Field Support, United Nations (left) at the Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in New York.

Read the press release