Last updated
July 31, 2009
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source.

Description

Administrative borders which have a low level of detail are often needed for thematic maps and representations on a small scale. The digital boundaries of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, which are updated annually by the Federal Office of Topography, are often too detailed for this purpose. Therefore, GEOSTAT provides digital boundaries at different levels of generalisation. Using special algorithms, together with a manually supported and monitored optimisation process, the basic data with an original scale of 1:25,000 is simplified in such a way that it is suitable for maps and visualisations with a scale of 1:200,000 or smaller.

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Additional information

Identifier
6518b96f-bbe4-4c65-ab58-74e008d1d6f1@bundesamt-fur-statistik-bfs
Issued date
January 1, 1990
Modified date
July 31, 2009
Publishers
Bundesamt für Statistik
Contact points
info@bfs.admin.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Further information
Landing page
https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/de/home/dienstleistungen/geostat/geodaten-bundesstatistik/administrative-grenzen/generalisierte-gemeindegrenzen.assetdetail.5247316.html
Temporal coverage
-
Update interval
Annual
Metadata Access
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