[R-sig-Geo] ESRI Shapefile for EU-25 NUTS-1 and NUTS-2
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Wed May 27 19:45:36 CEST 2009
has shape files based on the open street map project (http://www.openstreetmap.org/).
I don't know if the maps have the correct level of detail that the original poster wanted, but they are licensed under a creative commons license.
Hope this helps,
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
greg.snow at imail.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-sig-geo-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch [mailto:r-sig-geo-
> bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Roger Bivand
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:22 AM
> To: stefan.duke at gmail.com
> Cc: r-sig-geo at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R-sig-Geo] ESRI Shapefile for EU-25 NUTS-1 and NUTS-2
> On Wed, 27 May 2009, stefan.duke at gmail.com wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > I am looking for *.shp files for the whole EU covering NUTS-1 and
> > NUTS-2 level. There have been older posts about that, but these links
> > are already outdated. I assume that those files should be available
> > at the Eurostat homepage. But I have rarely seen such an intelligible
> > web site (I even failed to register as a user to get access to the
> > support section).
> Something like:
> -> See also (upper right) GISCO
> -> Geodata (left navbar) -> Reference
> -> click on Administrative units/Statistical units top left in main
> or directly:
> nces/Administrative units and Statistical units1
> though you are right, it isn't easy to find. The 2003 offerings are
> in personal geodatabase format, the 2006 in both shapefile and personal
> geodatabase format.
> > I assume that such files should be easily and freely available. If I
> > am wrong, please correct me. If I am right, please send me a link.
> You are wrong, but the link is there. Note the conditions. There is a
> loooooong running campaign to convince European public mapping agencies
> free their data, with little effect so far. Nationally, the statistics
> agencies are better at releasing boundary files than the mapping
> Your assumption is rational, but things take time.
> Hope this helps,
> > Thanks for any suggestions!
> > Best,
> > Stefan
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