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Pan-European Geo-information Portal Launched
Source: futuregov.asia/articles/2013/mar/12/pan-european-geo-information-portal-launched/
Source Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Focus: Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Created: Mar 12, 2013

EuroGeographics , an association of European cadastre, land registry and national mapping authorities, launched an open data portal which enables users to access and download geo-information, contributed by 45 European countries and territories, free of charge.

The 1:1 million scale topographic dataset, called EuroGlobalMap, features six themes: administrative boundaries; names locations; transport networks; settlements; elevation; and the water network.

According to an official statement from EuroGeographics , the initiative is part of a wider package of new licensing agreements and lower pricing to enable more users to benefit from pan-European data.

“Geo-information is key. It provides a vital link among otherwise unconnected information and enables the use of location as the basis for searching, cross-referencing, analysing and understanding Europe-wide data,” said EuroGeographics’ President, Ingrid Vanden Berghe.

Furthermore, the portal can be used for cross-border planning, monitoring and network analysis as well as presenting environmental policies.
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