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Geographical Grids for Germany in Lambert projection

The use of regular grid cells as carrier of semantic information is an established method for presenting and analyzing statistic issues. Due to the equal distribution and uniform size of the grid cells, statistical issues can be evaluated time-stably and comparably.

The European initiative for establishing a spatial data infrastructure INSPIRE defines in the document Data Specification on Geographical Grid Systems – Technical Guidelines Europe-wide uniform Geographical grids. The Geographical Grids of Germany are based on this specification.

The grids are provided in quadratic cell sizes of 100 m, 250 m, 500 m, 1 km, 5 km, 10 km and 100 km.

On request of several federal institutions, the grid cells have attributes with the percentage of state, land and water areas. In addition, the grids with the resolutions 100 m and 250 m show the Official Municipality Key (AGS) of the municipality predominating in terms of the area covered.

For details, refer to documentation and metadata.
Cartographic representation of the product
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 235 KB
.zip Currentness of data text file 1 KB
Download geodata
  Georeferencing spatial structuring Data format File size
LAEA 100 m ArcInfo-SHAPE 730 MB
LAEA 100 m CSV 390 MB
LAEA 250 m ArcInfo-SHAPE 240 MB
LAEA 250 m CSV 68 MB
LAEA 500 m ArcInfo-SHAPE 50 MB
LAEA 500 m CSV 18 MB
LAEA 1 km ArcInfo-SHAPE 15 MB
LAEA 1 km CSV 5 MB
LAEA 5 km ArcInfo-SHAPE 800 kB
LAEA 5 km CSV 380 kB
LAEA 10 km ArcInfo-SHAPE 200 kB
LAEA 10 km CSV 95 kB
LAEA 100 km ArcInfo-SHAPE 5 kB
LAEA 100 km CSV 2 kB
Older data sets and other spatial references please find in our Archiv.
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Last revison:21.01.2019