Europa Technologies celebrates Earth Day
with new release of global data suite

PRESS RELEASE – 22 April 2017

In tribute to Earth Day 2017, Europa Technologies has announced the latest major version (v2017.1) of its market-leading suite of global map data products. As a publisher of rich data for earth scientists, the British SME is proud to promote awareness of environmental issues across the world.

Global map data products from Europa Technologies are used by a wide variety of organisations, including businesses, governments and missions of the United Nations. The company has strategic licence agreements with companies such as Google, where the data is used within the ubiquitous Google Earth and Google Maps services.

As well as thousands of minor updates and enhancements, the new release includes:

  • Over 30% increase to over 1.2 million named places
  • New: MARPOL 73/78 protected marine area layers (inc. IMO Polar Code)
  • Earthquakes layer updated with events to date
  • Political updates, including all changes published by ISO and GENC
  • Updates to 1st and 2nd level administrative boundaries
  • Support for Military Grid Reference System (MGRS)
  • Time zones with updated DST for 2017/2018

Europa Technologies’ digital implementation of the CRESTA global zoning system, as used by insurers and reinsurers, has also been updated.

With the recent release of Google Earth Enterprise under open source licensing, the global data suite is an ideal topographic base map which aids the identification of populated places, airports, ports and political boundaries.

Warren Vick, Founder & Director of Europa Technologies comments, “We are proud to pay tribute to Earth Day 2017 with this new product release. Joining over 1 billion people, we share common values with this important civic observance. In addition to climate data, geophysical features and earthquake events, we now include marine protection zones and over 1.2 million populated places. The global data suite is a powerful tool for earth scientists and organisations with international interests”.

The new product release will continue to be available as a service through the award-winning viaEuropa platform. viaEuropa provides access to hosted, high quality cartography as OGC-compliant web services which can be easily consumed by desktop, mobile and web applications.

For more information on the Europa Technologies global data suite, visit:

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About Europa Technologies

Europa Technologies is an award-winning specialist in geospatial intelligence solutions for a wide variety of market sectors. Our capabilities allow organisations with international interests to better understand their customers, assets and markets, in a geographic context, thereby gaining a competitive or strategic advantage. Digital map products and services from Europa Technologies are used by many Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and missions of the United Nations. The company has global licence agreements with several leading Internet-based service providers including Google. Through deployment via Google Earth and Google Maps alone, our world data products have been seen by over one billion people, approximately 1 in 7 of the world’s entire population. The company’s identity is captured in its mantra: “Success, located”.


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