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European administrative boundaries, ports and airports, urbanization, and land cover.
HELCOM Map and Data Service
For the Baltic Sea area, downloadable shapefiles of protected areas, pollution, shipping, fisheries, and some background data, from the Helsinki Commission. (Site is currently under maintenance but click here
for the same data).
European Forest Genetic Resources Programme
Distribution maps of tree species across Europe, in shapefile format.
Viewable data with links to provincial geospatial data sources.
Open Data Wien
Open data resources, some of which are geospatial, for Vienna. In German.
Aerial photographs, parcels, and topographic data for the Brussels Capital Region.
Data for Flanders region.
Data available for educational purposes from France's national geographic institute.
France's open data initiative, with some geographic data. In French.
Open data portal for Paris.
Catalog of spatial data for Auvergne. In French.
Shapefiles and maps from Brittany, downloadable from Catalog. In French.
Open data catalog for all of Germany, contains some spatial data. In German.
Berlin Open Data
Search for "shapefile, "Gis," or "geodaten." In German.
National metadata catalog, with some downloadable data.
From the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, licenses, wellbores, pipelines and seismic information in shapefile formate; see Geographical datasets
National portal to geospatial data, some of it downloadable. In Portuguese.
Some free downloadable data for the Azores. In Portuguese.
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