New Contourlines for Europe Continent map – and many European countries

After about 2 years time I've updated the Europe contourlines again. As they are a separate download, and each update may cause confusion - I only update them if there are significant improvements in the altitude data.

The following countries have seen major updates:

Germany (especially the Länder of Brandenburg, Sachsen, Bayern)

Great Britain (especially England, Wales, Northern Ireland - Scotland doesn't have LIDAR data yet as underlying data)

The North of Ireland




Some other countries have seen small updates. Also as mkgmap the map compiler was improved - the data size of the contourlines has decreased by about 10% even if the details are still identical.

While under Windows for the Europe continent map the installer will complain if you try to install the Europe map without the updated contourlines download - under macOS you will have to update manually and not forget about it.


I've incorporated all altitude data from Sonny that was published since the last updates:

(where there is no LIDAR based data by Sonny, as always I use ALOS World 3D as the main altitude data, and viewfinderpanoramas data for the areas north of N60 and South of S60).

2 comments to New Contourlines for Europe Continent map – and many European countries

  • HJPhilippi

    Von wann ist denn diese News? Ich finde hier gar kein Datum. Oder habe ich Tomaten auf den Augen?

    • extremecarver

      Nein – ist leider ein Fehler im Theme in Kombination mit dem Übersetzungs Plugin. 20. Oktober 2020. Inzwischen sind Alpen und Frankreich sowie ein paar weitere Gegenden nochmal geupdatet. Für die Europakarte insgesamt sehe ich die Verbesserungen noch nicht als relevant genug an. Bei Karen wo die Höhenlinien integriert sind update ich immer sofort wenn bessere Daten zur Verfügung stehen.

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