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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- You have some environnemntal data there, provided by le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturel.
- The data.gouv.fr portal just opened few days ago.
- IGN geoportal : http://www.geoportail.fr/
- Some data from IGN are available for free.
- You will find many ressources regarding hydrology on that document (pdf) - see also http://www.eaufrance.fr.
- Regarding geology, BRGM will be the provider you are looking for
At the local scale, you will also get some more data :
French Flood maps in MapInfo .Tab form.
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French level or local
- For sea, IFREMER data
- Sea coasts orthophotos
- About Risks
- Lots of data too on every DREAL (local representant of ministery of environment for each regions). No compile data, need to visit every sites. List here
- Corine Land Cover Data (french equivalent of EU data from http://www.eea.europa.eu/)
- List of french datacatalogs (like a planet for blog but aggregate list of data portals)
- Sandre data (about waters, like eaufrance)
Datasets covering France but European or Worldwide
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)