EuroBoundaryMap

EuroBoundaryMap is a seamless geo-database at the scale 1:100 000 covering 43 countries. It contains geometry, names and codes of administrative and statistical units continuously updated by our members, the national mapping and cadastral authorities (NMCAs) of Europe. It links to the updated statistical LAU- and NUTS-codes for all local administrative units of the 28 member states of the European Union.

EBM v5.0 (NUTS3 codes and labels)

Basic information

Current version v10
Release date December 2015
Nominal scale 1:100 000
Coordinate system Geographical in degrees (longitude, latitude) with decimal fraction and based on the ETRS89 spatial reference system
Database structure The geometry of administrative units at most detailed level is stored in a data layer. The boundaries, administrative units on upper hierarchical level and statistical regions are provided as additional layers. Attributive information is stored in linked tables.
Database specification Full product specification
Delivery formats available

ESRI ArcGIS Geodatabase (9.3)

ESRI Shapefiles

Data structure and content

EuroBoundaryMap v10 offers:

  • Geometry of all European administrative and statistical units from the most detailed local level to country level
  • Names (Unicode-UTF8 and ASCII) and unique hierarchical structured codes (UIDs) of all administrative units on each national administrative level
  • Unified coding system for all the administrative levels including designations of different national levels and the relations between them
  • Links to statistical LAU- and NUTS codes for all local administrative units of EU28
  • Distinction between land and water areas of administrative units (for example coastal water or lakes)
  • Additional attributive information, especially population figures for administrative units
Change history

Changes from EuroBoundaryMap v9 to v10

  • EBM v10 is a complete new update of the EuroBoundaryMap product referring to the 1 January 2015.
  • Two new country datasets: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Quality and standards The Data Product Specification is compliant to ISO 19131. The quality of EuroBoundaryMap v10 product has been checked according to ISO 19157 and the results are documented. The metadata of EuroBoundaryMap v10 and all national contributions is based on the ISO 19115 standard and the INSPIRE Metadata Implementing Rules v1.3.

Coverage

Dataset includes:

Albania

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland
Estonia
Finland
France including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin and Monaco
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy including San Marino and Vatican City
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain including Andorra and Gibraltar
Sweden
Switzerland including Liechtenstein
Ukraine

Sample data

These samples are taken from the border area between Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg. To view them, right click on the link and choose Save target as.

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

Geodatabase zip, 2 MB
Shapefiles zip, 5 MB

Applications

EuroBoundaryMap v10 enables you to geo-reference statistical data, and can also be used as a background to geo-referenced datasets.

View some use cases.

The most typical applications of the data are:

  • geo-market analysis;
  • socio-economic analysis;
  • demographic analysis;
  • asset management; and
  • geo-referencing cross-border data.

Product literature

Full product specification (also serves as user guide)

Contact

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Pricing

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