Where can i find the municipality 2017 shapefile of Luxembourg or does someone know a site where I can download shapefiles of updated municipalities in Europe?

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A simple google of "municipality 2017 shapefile of Luxembourg" gives me this link which provides this shapefile.

In general the http://www.europeandataportal.eu is a good place to look for European data.


If you want an official source for European administrative GIS data, check Eurostat's website. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. They gather (GIS) data from member states.

You will find among other the NUTS zones (administrative units), communes and commune centroids for different scales. The last reference year is 2013, but the data shouldn't change every year (I'm not aware of any recent change for Luxembourg at least).


A way is to perform an overpass-turbo query on OpenStreetMap data, like this one for Luxembourg: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/n7b and then download the data as geojson or gpx. You can then easily convert to a shp in a GIS. The key-value pair to look for is: "admin_level" = "8". You can query others subdivisions by changing this number, see possible values on this page https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:boundary%3Dadministrative#admin_level

For Luxembourg only, you may also have a look at geoportail.lu, but unfortunately, their server is down since yesterday! see https://twitter.com/geoportal_lux



I'm not sure what you mean by "municipalities" but as far as I know the reference website for downloading administrative shapefile is gadm.org


Do visit ESRI online services( ArcGIS Online) Type Luxembourg Municipality data, you will find administrative shapefiles. But do check whether data is updated or not. I downloaded all Luxembourg data of 2015 from ArcGIS online. following are snapshot of files enter image description here


You can download the shapefiles at DIVA-GIS
DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (a geographic information system (GIS). With DIVA-GIS you can make maps of the world, or of a very small area, using, for example, state boundaries, rivers, a satellite image, and the locations of sites where an animal species was observed.
DIVA-GIS also provides free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs.

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