Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

About BKG

The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) is a technical agency under the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and a modern competence and service center.

BKG provides geodetic reference systems and basic information for the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany efficiently and with a quality in line with demand. It develops the technologies necessary for this according to the most recent state of science and technology. Furthermore, BKG advises the institutions of the federal government in the fields of geodesy and geoinformation and represents the appropriate professional interests at the international level.

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Tasks and Organization

The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy is the central service provider of topographic data, cartography, and geodetic reference systems for the German government.More: Tasks and Organization …

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In addition to its central office and a temporary property in Frankfurt, the BKG is based with a branch office in Leipzig and the Observatory Wettzell in the Bavarian Forest.More: Addresses …

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

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Geodesy is the science of measuring the earth. Uniform reference systems constitute the basis for surveying and navigation, as well as monitoring and exploration of global changes.More: Geodesy …

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Service center

The service center for geoinformation and geodesy of the German federal government is the central contact point for geospatial data.More: Service center …