Belgium at 1:100 000

Belgium at 1:100 000

This is the topographical map of Belgium at a scale of 1:100 000 from the National Geographic Institute.

On this map from 2009, 1 cm represents 1 km.

The topographical data at a scale of 1:100 000 were obtained by the generalisation of our vectorial dataset at 1:50 000. This generalisation enables the emphasis of aspects that remain relevant and legible at this small scale, which are chiefly intended for applications at the provincial level.

The data on the land use are based on the interpretation of satellite images taken in the framework of the project CORINE Land Cover (COordination des INformations sur l'Environnement), on behalf of the European Commission. The information about the other topics (roads, railway network, etc.) comes from the generalisation of the data from the second edition of the standard series of topographical maps at 1:50 000 from the NGI that were made between 2002 and 2008.

The relief is indicated by a shadow on the south-eastern side of elevations. The map thus offers a general impression of the relief at a glance: the deeper the shadow, the steeper the incline. The shadows were calculated based on the digital terrain model from the NGI.

Maps at a scale of 1:100 000 as well as all of the maps from the NGI at the different scales (1:10 000, 1:20 000 – 1:25 000, 1:50 000, 1:100 000, 1:250 000) are available on paper and in digital form.

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