Pan-European open data…

Pan-European open data available online from EuroGeographics

From the post:

Data compiled from national mapping supplied by 45 European countries and territories can now be downloaded for free at http://www.eurogeographics.org/form/topographic-data-eurogeographics.

From today (8 March 2013), the 1:1 million scale topographic dataset, EuroGlobalMap will be available free of charge for any use under a new open data licence. It is produced using authoritative geo-information provided by members of EuroGeographics, the Association for European Mapping, Cadastre and Land Registry Authorities.

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“World leaders acknowledge the need for further mainstream sustainable development at all levels, integrating economic, social and environmental aspects and recognising their inter-linkages,” she said. [EuroGeographics’ President, Ingrid Vanden Berghe]

“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.”

Geographic location is a common binding point for information.

Interesting to think about geographic steganography. Right latitude but wrong longitude, or other variations.

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