Creating GIS maps of European countries
The following outline the methods which may be used to create maps for some European countries:
- Czech Republic & Slovakia
- British Isles
- Ireland (see tutorial in Geospatial methods))
Older published papers use coding related to specific grid systems. In order to convert these to Lat/Long coordinates it is necessary to have an understanding of these systems when extracting records. An example is the Buchar grid used in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nowadays more modern methods are used in papers, Lat/Long coordinates are in frequent use.
In countries without such complications, the method described for Slovenia is the simplest.
If you have any information regarding preferred systems used in particular countries then I shall be pleased to add them here.