We are moving to France soon, and are currently investigating a lot of areas. Does anyone know of good online/offline resources for French mapping? I am very interested in mapping, weather, environmental, geological, hydrological data, as we are preparing to create a zero emissions home out there and want to get the best area.

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At the local scale, you will also get some more data :

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    and of course geoportail.fr ! – julien Dec 8 '11 at 14:01
  • @julien : indeed, I missed that ! ;-) – simo Dec 8 '11 at 16:05

You might also be interested in weather station data for France. There is also great historical trend data on WeatherSpark.

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  • Keep it coming, all great stuff cheers! Didn't realsie how much was there! – Hairy Dec 9 '11 at 9:41
  • This is currently my favourite new web page! Thanks again – Hairy Jan 21 '12 at 23:10

French Flood maps in MapInfo .Tab form.

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French level or local

Datasets covering France but European or Worldwide

  • Cheers @ThomasG77 - I appreciate it all – Hairy Dec 30 '11 at 18:40

you may find more in one of these 3 archives:

3 Free GIS Data Portals: https://mangomap.com/blog/3-free-gis-data-portals/

(I know Wilson's, but perhaps the others may help you too)

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