The data stock comprises all administrative units of all hierarchical levels of public authority from the state to the municipalities with their administrative boundaries, statistical code numbers and the name of the administrative unit as well as the specific designation of the level of public authority of the respective federal state.
The geometry of the boundaries is directed to the DLM250 regarding to accuracy and resolution.
The areas are of the type "MultiPolygons" (also designated as "Multipart" , i.e. each area may consist of several single areas, e.g. master area with exclaves or islands, and each of these MultiPolygons corresponds to a data set in the attribute table).
Especially, each user has to place the source reference to all geodata, metadata and geodata services recognisably and optically linked. Alterations, processings, new designs or other adaptations have to be affixed with an indication of the alteration in the source reference.
Source reference and indication of alteration have to be formulated as follows. The source reference has to be linked with the URL "http://www.bkg.bund.de" for the representation at a website.