[open-geodata] EuroGlobalMap goes open data

Maurizio Napolitano maurizio.napolitano at okfn.org
Mon Apr 21 18:53:10 UTC 2014

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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
Names locations

My comment:

The data are under an custom license for EuroGeographics.
The constrain is an attribution formula.
In my point of view the attribution formula can be a problem for the
imports in OpenStreetMap.

from http://www.eurogeographics.org/content/eurogeographics-euroglobalmap-opendata
"This product includes Intellectual Property from European National
Mapping and Cadastral Authorities and is licensed on behalf of these
by EuroGeographics. Original product is available for free at
www.eurogeographics.org Terms of the licence available at

In case the long statement above cannot be used, you may use the
following short form: "(c) EuroGeographics. Original product is
available for free at www.eurogeographics.org   Terms of licence
available at http://www.eurogeographics.org/form/topographic-data-eurogeographics".

You must include the same acknowledgement requirement in any
sub-licences that you grant, and a requirement that any further
sub-licences do the same.

In particular regard the formula for the sub-licenses

It sounds rather strange to see the request to register for the
download of data.

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