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European statistical 1x1km grid (ETRS89 LAEA): Revision

For purposes of european projects related to publishing statistical data on grids (e.g. the GEOSTAT project), the European Forum for Geography and Statistics created 1x1km grid datasets covering EU and EFTA countries.

The grid coding is compliant with INSPIRE principles (Geographical Grid Systems specification). The coordinate reference system is ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area (EPSG: 3035,

Separate datasets have been prepared for each country. A custom grid generation tool for ArcGIS is available as well.

Follow this link to acquire the datasets:

It is encouraged to use this coordinate system and coding when disseminating statistical data on grids.

Statistics & Health

Statistics & Health

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