Global Discovery

The new world in digital mapping

Global Discovery extends the topographic base map of Global Insight Plus with additional layers of physical mapping to form a comprehensive and flexible map of the world. It is our ultimate product to support global location intelligence applications within your organisation.

Global Discovery

Global Discovery is the most comprehensive digital map of the world from Europa Technologies. It contains a comprehensive set of layers which support the production of both topographical and physical maps.

This data-rich product features vector reference mapping at 1:1,000,000 scale for the entire world. Coverage is provided by a manageable set of layers including over 2 million place names, points of interest, up-to-date political maps (1:1m & 1:3m scale), coastlines, international borders, some first and second level administrative borders, time zones, roads, railways, drainage features (rivers and lakes), national parks, airports (including IATA code) and ports (including UN/LOCODE). The elevation layers include polygon bands in metre and feet-based increments plus land contours and a mountain gazetteer.

Rich Attribute Data

The map layers in Global Discovery feature rich attribute data to help improve cartography, perform better searches and enable analytical functions. For example, the extensive places gazetteer grades all locations from capital down to small village or settlement. Many cities and towns include an estimated population. The airports layer includes name, type, IATA code and ICAO code. Similarly, the ports layer includes name and UN/LOCODE.

The combination of worldwide coverage and rich attribute data make Global Discovery a formidable supplement to your data assets.

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An Enterprise-Ready Data Asset

Global Discovery is ready to deploy on corporate servers, both dedicated and cloud based. It can form the backbone to a Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) and deliver access to the geographic information required to power location intelligence applications in your organisation.

If your operations are international or worldwide, use Global Discovery as a core data asset to support operational awareness, empower analysis, bolster decision making, allocate resources, meet standards and justify policy-making.

New in Global Discovery v2020.1

  • Increase to over 2 million place names
  • Extended support for exonyms in 21+ languages
  • Support for UN M49 and NATO STANAG 1059 country codes
  • Updated international and 1st/2nd level administrative boundaries
  • Updated time zones with DST for 2020/2021
  • New layers: Antarctica claims and Chinese nine-dash line
  • Support for Uber H3 hexagonal grid system
  • Updated earthquakes layer
  • Updated monthly (2019) cloud cover raster layers
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Map Layers

Global Discovery consists of the following intermatching map data layers. Additionally, the product contains Expo – a curated set of guest content from trusted partners and carefully selected third parties.

Standard Content

  • Political Land Masses
  • Coastlines
  • Political Reference
  • International Borders
  • 1st Level Administrative Reference
  • 1st Level Administrative Borders
  • 2nd Level Administrative Borders
  • Places (1.35m+ with 2m+ names)
  • Points of Interest (POI)
  • Urban Sprawls
  • Time Zones with DST
  • National Parks
  • Deserts
  • Sea Bathymetry
  • Ocean Features
  • Roads
  • Railways / Railroads
  • Drainage (Rivers & Lakes)
  • Airports (inc. IATA & ICAO codes)
  • Ports (inc. UN/LOCODE)
  • Elevations
  • Contours
  • Mountains & Ranges
  • Simple Grids
  • Military Grid (MGRS)
  • Superfund Grids
  • Uber H3 Grids
  • UTM Zones
  • MARPOL 73/78, PSSA
  • Antarctica claims
  • Chinese nine-dash line
  • Flag Images

Expo Content

  • Shaded Relief
  • Exclusive Economic Zones
  • Earthquakes
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Flight Routes (unmaintained)
  • NASA Blue Marble
  • NASA Black Marble
  • Monthly Cloud Cover (2019)
  • Earth Gravitational Model (EGM2008) grid/raster

Applications

There are an unlimited number of uses for Global Discovery. Potential applications include:

  • General reference mapping
  • Global geocoding by place name
  • International strategic planning
  • Travel planning & transportation tracking
  • Telecommunications
  • Mining, oil & gas exploration
  • Place name overlay for satellite imagery
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Data Formats & Delivery

Global Discovery is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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Flexible Licensing

Global Discovery can be licensed for a single user, multiple users, server or corporate use. The product is provided subject to our standard End User Licence Agreement (EULA) for global data products. Additionally, attractive licensing terms are available to organisations who wish to integrate Global Discovery into their own software products and services.

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and request pricing information.

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Global map data is a cornerstone in the history of Europa Technologies. Our market-leading data products are the choice of SMEs, prestigious Fortune Global 500 companies, governments and missions of the United Nations. As a result of a long-standing integration with Google Earth and Google Maps, our global data products have been seen by over one billion people, approximately one in seven of the world’s entire population.

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Free Data Life Support

All data products supplied by Europa Technologies include free, world-class, lifetime support.

Got a technical issue or licensing question? No problem – we’re just a call or an e-mail away.

Arrange your digital map licensing through us with the assurance of great value from your data investment.

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How can we help you?

If you have any questions about Global Discovery (technical, licensing, pricing, etc.) or would like to arrange a free personalised demo at a time that suits you, please get in touch using the links above. Alternatively, contact one of our product specialists who will be happy to help you. You can also discover more by attending one of our regular webinars.

Our location intelligence products and services provide great opportunities for resellers, system integrators and data brokers. Contact us today about partnering with Europa Technologies and explore how we might benefit from working together.