The Euratlas Historical Vector Data describe the political situation in Europe at the turn of each century A.D. The map covers Europe from 15 degrees west to 50 degrees east, 20 degrees north to 60 degrees north. These data are available to current Duke Univeristy students, faculty and staff for the seven centuries listed below. Please refer to the licensing information for restrictions on use.
Each archive provides all shapefiles associated with the listed century. The shapefiles vary by century, but all contain shapefiles cover the following:
Political (each in both Latin-1 and UTF-8 formats)
second level administrative regions
sovereign dependent states
uncertain borders as a complement to sovereign state borders; these are unnamed polygons
- Later years also contain first level administrative regions and supranational entities (each in both Latin-1 and UTF-8 formats)
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As of October 25, 2013, Duke University distributes data that has been correctly projected. These layers use the World Mercator projection (meters).