EuroGlobalMap

EuroGlobalMap is a 1:1 million scale topographic dataset covering 45 countries and territories in the European region.

It is now available as opendata.

EuroGlobalMap is perfect for use as background to many applications from planning, monitoring and network analysis to presenting environmental policies.

The dataset contains six themes:

  • Administrative boundaries
  • The water network
  • Tranport networks
  • Settlements
  • Elevation
  • Names locations

Basic information

Product Name EuroGlobalMap (EGM)
Current version V8.0
General product description EGM enables to use topographic features such as rivers, transport network, settlements in small scale as background for applications such as planning, monitoring, network analysis and presenting environmental policies.
Release date October 2015
Nominal scale 1:1,000,000
Coordinate system Decimal degrees ETRS89-WGS84
Database structure The EGM Geodatabase model has gathered all the feature classes into a unique dataset. Themes are not defined. The feature classes are defined as GDB simple feature classes: area, line, point. The feature classes hold and define the attribute fields. The features are defined as subtypes of the feature class. Coded value domains have also been defined for attributes at the subtype level.
Database specification Harmonized data specification synchronized with the FACC data dictionary (DIGEST standard).
Delivery formats available

ESRI Personal Geodatabase and File Geodatabase ArcGis 9.3

ESRI shapefile (on demand)

Data structure and content
  • The administrative boundaries theme holds information on the administrative entities down to NUTS3 level and their administrative hierarchy. A unified coding system for all the included administrative levels has been defined.
  • The water network holds information on the watercourses, the open water area, the seaside and the associated hydrologic equipments (dams).
  • The transport network holds information on roads and railways, ferry lines, airports. Connections between ferry stations and other transport modes have been added.
  • The settlement theme holds information on the built-up areas and populated places, mainly their name and number of inhabitants.
  • The elevation theme holds information on the elevation of designated locations.
  • The named locations are text objects which do not relate to vector data but are needed for cartographic purposes.

More details can be found in the User guide

Change history

Version 8.0:

  • Update of the Administrative theme (BND
    • Full generalization from EBM v9.0
  • Update of the Hydrography theme (HYDRO):
    • Full generalization from ERM v8.0 for all countries maintained in ERM and satisfying generalization quality requirements;
    • Addition of dams and locks as points (feature class DamC);
    • Addition of locks as lines (new subtype in feature class DamL);
    • Addition of tidal attribution (TID attribute) on relevant water feature classes (WatrcrsA, WatrcrsL, LakeresA).
    • Addition of material composition category for CoastA.
  • Update of the Transport network theme (TRANS):
    • Full generalization from ERM v8.0 for all countries maintained in ERM and satisfying generalization quality requirements, except for the ferry data (no updates);
    • Addition of level crossings (new subtype in feature class LevelcC);
    • Addition of rest areas (feature class RestC).
  • Completion of InspireId and beginLifespanVersion for all feature classes.
  • The EGM metadata was updated and its compliance with the INSPIRE metadata regulations was checked.

Summary specification Full technical specification
Quality and standards The metadata is based on the ISO 19115 standard

Coverage

Dataset includes:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Denmark including Greenland and Faeroe Islands
Estonia
Finland
France including Monaco
Georgia
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy including San Marino and The Vatican City
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Republic of Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
The Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain including Andorra and Gibraltar
Sweden
Switzerland including Liechtenstein
Ukraine

The name Kosovo is used without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Applications

Several use cases of our existing customers are available.

Product Literature

User guide

Full product specification

Contact

For more information about EuroGlobalMap or any of our products, please contact us.

Pricing

EuroGlobalMap is now available as open data.