EEA reference grid

Prod-ID: DAT-80-en
Created 01 Jun 2011 Published 15 Jun 2011 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:56 AM
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The grid is based on the recommendation at the 1st European Workshop on Reference Grids in 2003 and later INSPIRE geographical grid systems. For Europe and each country three vector polygon grid shape files, 1, 10 and 100 km, are available. For full Europe the 1 km vector grid is excluded for size reasons. The grids cover at least country borders and, where applicable, marine Exclusive Economic Zones v2.0, Note that the extent of the grid into the marine area does not reflect the extent of the territorial waters.

European data

Zipped shape files

Grid data in 100 km, 10 km and 1km countrywise zip files

Additional information

About the EEA reference grid

A short specification of the EEA reference grid


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