Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

Maps and coordinates - BKG's range of tasks

Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy:

  • ensures a uniform coordinate system for the entire territory of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • provides up-to-date spatial data of Germany via the internet
  • supports the establishment and expansion of spatial data infrastructure, which in turn enables all citizens to search for and take advantage of the spatial data offered by the federal government
  • represents German interests in international collaborative entities and projects addressing the fields of geodesy and geoinformation

The Service Center for geoinformation and geodesy of the German federal government:

  • advises its customers, and offers customer-oriented solutions
  • integrates the official spatial data records of BKG and all sixteen federal states (Laender), as well as those of third-party suppliers - these data is then edited and standardized by BKG before being made available in digital form
  • provides a great variety of spatial data, web services, and web applications