Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy


Many things in everyday life have a spatial reference. The question of the "where" meets us almost everywhere. Geodata provides information which is invaluable.

Is my house located in a floodplain?

Where are wind power stations currently located, and where is there still untapped potential?

Spatial data helps us to find answers to questions like these, and many more.

Road construction, flood protection, and event planning are just a few examples of the many activities in both the public and private sectors what are based upon spatial data, which helps to better describe our environment, climate, transportation information, and economic structure. The geoinformation specialist department at BKG develops processes, products, and services through which spatial data may be utilized and combined in the most efficient way available.

Geoinformatics experts at BKG use basic topographic data to produce products such as:

  • Printed and digital topographic maps
  • Digital information systems
  • Geo-services such as WebAtlasDE
  • Digital landscape models representing the artificial and natural features of a given landscape, such as settlements, transport routes, water bodies, and land cover
  • Digital terrain models representing the height and shape of earth's surface, which may be used in the planning of transportation projects or for the simulation of flooding scenarios
  • Internet and smartphone applications that may be used to model three-dimensional terrain