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Choosing CRS for area of interest of my project

Go to https://epsg.org/ and define your region of interest, e.g. using box and drawing a rectangular polygon: You get a (long) list of CRS valid in the defined region. Decide what kind of projection ...
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Seeking free elevation data for Europe?

In 2016, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released a new free 30 m (1 arcsec) resolution global topographic data set called ALOS Global Digital Surface Model "ALOS World 3D - 30m" (AW3D30)...
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Seeking Free Shapefile of European Countries?

A GRASS-GIS way: get the NUTS 2013 ESRI Shapefile wget http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/GISCO/geodatafiles/NUTS_2013_01M_SH.zip unzip unzip NUTS_2013_01M_SH.zip and, if not existing, create a ...
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Appropriate CRS for land-use change within EU?

ETRS 89 refers to a Geographic Coordinate System, while UTM 32 is a Projected Coordinate System. I would discard both because UTM only cover approximately 6 degrees of longitude before you start to ...
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What is the ideal equal-area projection to map Germany, Switzerland and Austria (DACH)?

In my organisation, we use the ETRS89 Geographic Coordinate System (EPSG:4258) across all of our datasets. This ensures consistency and makes data management processing a lot easier. It is based on ...
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What is the ideal equal-area projection to map Germany, Switzerland and Austria (DACH)?

Short answer: YES Long answer: The LAEA projection EPSG:3035 is based on +lat_0=52 +lon_0=10. You get equal areas everywhere across Europe, but distortion of distance and shape increase from the ...
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Looking for a shapefile for Europe on 4-digit postal code

You (incorrectly) assume that all postal codes in Europe have the same format. Although 4-digit postal codes are common, there are also a lot of countries that use 5 (Germany, France, Italy, etc.). ...
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Seeking DEM data to make hillshade and contours?

Today LiDAR data are quite often used in different research fields. In some country, that type of dataset is freely accessible. Given the extent of the area you are interested in, I think you may want ...
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Seeking historical shapefiles of Europe in modern era

Searching for a similar set, I stumbled across this resource: https://github.com/interactivethings/historical-world-atlas However there's no projection info or .prj files, so it doesnt seem usable?
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Seeking Europe shapefile with boundaries

Here you will find data in SHP, GEOJSON, GDB, TOPOJSON and SVG https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/gisco/geodata/reference-data/administrative-units-statistical-units/countries
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Seeking historical shapefiles of Europe in modern era

Direct link to the ThinkQuest downloads mentioned in other answers: http://web.archive.org/web/20080328104539/http://library.thinkquest.org:80/C006628/download.html
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Seeking European Mountains Shapefile

There is a dataset available for all European mountain ranges on https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/european-mountain-areas
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Free data with good accuracy of Europe and Mediterranean

Here you have a very good shapefile for oceans and seas. You don't have island's names, but it has a very good precision. http://openstreetmapdata.com/data/water-polygons I suggest you to download ...
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Seeking Free Shapefile of European Countries?

Your shapefile is not easy to reproduce. Eurostat's GISCO service has a weird concept of Europe, it excludes Ukraine but includes Turkey. The best option that I found is clipping the natural earth ...
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Can i get population of area, given coordinates or postal code?

Postalcode might be difficult as it is not a real location attribut and used for organisation of delivery. For example the town where i work has above 20 postal codes that does not represent anything ...
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Crop data for Europe / Germany

You should almost certainly start your research by looking at the INSPIRE geoportal ~ http://inspire-geoportal.ec.europa.eu/discovery/ Any public body in German that has any data that falls under the ...
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Any way to extract NUTS-3 shapefile of Germany from Eurostat' shapefile in R (updated)?

Quick solution? Check if filename exists! library(rgdal) library(sp) library(maptools) url = "http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/GISCO/distribution/v2/nuts/download/ref-nuts-2013-03m.shp.zip" ...
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How to get city boundaries of Europe?

You have many global datasets on this site: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-cultural-vectors/ You can try the urban areas dataset.
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Accessing INSPIRE cadastral data through QGIS

Using https://fbinter.stadt-berlin.de/fb/wfs/data/senstadt/s_wfs_alkis_bauwerkelinien?request=getcapabilities&service=wfs&version=2.0.0 in QGIS WFS Note a large dataset (a strong/fast ...
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GeoNetwork address format

In the metadata itself its address is defined with its components separated individually, for example <gmd:address> <gmd:CI_Address> <gmd:deliveryPoint> <gco:...
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Appropriate CRS for land-use change within EU?

Perhaps EPSG:25832 is the best for you, as it's both ETRS89 and UTM zone 32N ref: https://epsg.org/crs_25832/ETRS89-UTM-zone-32N.html
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Choosing coordinate reference system (CRS) for the European Alps

Go to EPSG registry (https://epsg.org/) Do a map search by drawing a polygon around the area of interest, and you will have a selection of CRS to choose from that match your criteria
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How much disk space is expected to take an osm2pgsql import of Europe in 2021?

The osm2pgsql import of Europe took ~500GB disk space running it with --flat-nodes flag. But I believe it's too much and I do something wrong.
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Identifying Europe's major road exits using QGIS

[This answer is not a direct answer to the question, but a path to a solution] Openstreetmap has this data. geofabrik.de has various regional downloads; the continental ones are rather huge, so I ...
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How to get Netherlands neighborhood names based on Addresses?

There is a downloadable pdok gis dataset for CBS "wijken en buurten" https://www.pdok.nl/introductie/-/article/cbs-wijken-en-buurten You can then perform a spatial join between your latlong ...
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Merge multiple buffer files to already available shapefile in QGIS 2.18.2

I faced with this problem. First of all you should be sure that layers for merging must save in the same projection. Then to merge layers you have to use Qgis plugin Merge Shapes. It more flexible ...
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Creating shape around Europe especially France using QGIS?

The simplest solution would be to just download the country boundaries. They are freely available from many sources. For example: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/gisco/geodata/reference-data It's ...
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Need help creating Europe reference grid map using EEA shape and spatialite files

I'm afraid you are looking at the wrong datasource. The linked files only contain square grids in resolution of 1, 10 and 100km, and no boundaries as shown in the picture. Maybe NUTS regions are what ...
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What is seamless spatial information?

If you look at the technical guidelines that accompany the directives, you'll see that the vision of 'seamless spatial information' means use of common standards, data models, and coordinate reference ...
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Where do I get data for density per city in the USA or Europe?

Have a look at Gridded population of the World from SEDAC/NASA. They have grids for population and population density, historical and forecast versions too. It has global coverage and comes as ...
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