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Geographical Names 1:250 000

The Geographical Names contain names of the object ranges settlement, traffic, vegetation, water bodies, relief and areas.

The dataset GN250 is mainly based on the scale 1:250,000 and comprises about 145,000 entries. The position of objects is described as point geometry by a single coordinate (point geometry) and by "smallest circumscribing rectangles" (Bounding Boxes).

For details, refer to documentation and metadata.
Interactive map with viewing service GN250
Provisions of use
The geodata offered here are available via geodata services for download and for online use free of charge according to the Spatial Data Access Act (Geodatenzugangsgesetz).

The use of the geodata and geodata services is regulated by the Ordinance to Determine the Conditions for Use for the Provision of Spatial Data of the Federation (Verordnung zur Festlegung der Nutzungsbestimmungen für die Bereitstellung von Geodaten des Bundes – GeoNutzV).
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.
© GeoBasis-DE / BKG <year of last data download>
© GeoBasis-DE / BKG <year of last data download> (data changed)
  Content File format File size
Data record description PDF 190 KB
.zip Currentness of data text file 10 Bytes
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  Georeferencing Data format File size
UTM32 ArcInfo-SHAPE 94 MB
UTM32 CSV-Datei 39 MB
GK3 ArcInfo-SHAPE 94 MB
GK3 CSV-Datei 39 MB
TM32 ArcInfo-SHAPE 94 MB
Older data sets and other spatial references please find in our Archiv.
Viewing services
type URL Capabilities
Web Map Service (WMS) http://sg.geodatenzentrum.de/wms_gn250 display
Web Feature Service (WFS) http://sg.geodatenzentrum.de/wfs_gnde display
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Last revison:18.01.2019