Since the Netherlands is famous with the windmill, how come I can't find the spatial dataset of it? I tried to look at :


Anyone knows where can I find it?

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Why not use OpenStreetMap data? You can use the man_made=windmill tag

A traditional windmill, historically used to mill grain with wind power.

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This Overpass Turbo link will give you all windmills in the Netherlands. Note that this will include a fair amount of insignificant tiny windmills used to hose water from a canal in a polder, not the typical "picture post-card" type big ones that you can enter and may even have living quarters. Most of these can be detected by a "name" or "description" tag of "Poldermolen", but there is no guarantee this is accurate.

Overpass Turbo query link for windmills in the Netherlands

screenshot of sample results:

screenshot of sample results

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