Do you know of any database for geographical data of European countries? In the Netherlands the data are available for free... But what about countries such as Germany, France etc ?
Geographic data of Europe available
Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:29 AM
Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:11 AM
Be careful with any European Union datasets, they may not always include Switzerland
Depending on the scale level you're interested in, there's EuroGlobalMap (free), which goes down to about 1:1M scale, but it has a number of quirks. More detailed than that is EuroRegionalMap but that's a paid dataset.
OpenStreetMap may be an option too, again depending on the scale level and subject you're looking for. Recently I started using WeoGeo (http://weogeo.com) to download custom clips from the OSM dataset.
When it comes to topographic data, it really differs per country. The Dutch indeed have made a lot available in the public domain. In a similar fashion, you can get quite a lot of data from the Ordnance Survey.
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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:31 AM
The german Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy has very good data for Germany from its Open Data project:
Available at 1:250000 and 1:1000000.
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