EU Data?

Apr 21, 2009 at 9:05 PM
Would definetely love to see such data for Europe.
Any plans?
Coordinator
Apr 21, 2009 at 9:26 PM
microfox,
    I added this data in CodePlex with the idea of making it a collaboration. Unfortunately I have no idea of where to get the Europe data from so you are more than welcome to join the team and help us all out. What do you think?
Jun 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM

As jtawski says, it's not really converting spatial data to SQL Server that's tricky - it's getting hold of it in the first place, and that is one area where the various agencies affiliated to the US Government (the USGS, Census Bureau etc.) are streets ahead of the rest of the world.

Most of the useful spatial data for the UK, for example, is held by either the Royal Mail, or the Ordnance Survey, and they both charge a lot of money for a commercial licence to use it, so you certainly won't see it appearing on codeplex anytime soon...