The data files are available in these formats:
Hints for automated processing of CSV Files:
- Characters are encoding in UTF-8 format (without BOM).
- New-line sequence: CR/LF.
- Column separator character: Semicolon (;).
- Text delimiter character: Double Qquotation Marks (").
- Any column may be quoted by text delimiters.
- A text column will be quoted by text delimiters whenever it contains either new line, column separator or text delimiter characters.
- Text delimiters will be doubled when they appear within text.
- Numbers are shown without thousands separator (e.g. 9999,99).
- Decimal separator: Comma (,).
- The first line (header) of each fact file (data file) contain the codes of the classifications and facts being used.
- Additional information on the fact files are provided in the attribute description and additional metadata.
Naming convention for a header file:
<name of fact with w/o extension>_HEADER.csv
Naming convention for a classification file:
<name of fact with w/o extension>_C-A10-0.csv.
- The heading line of the fact file and the corresponding header file allow for determining the classification and fact titles.
The header line structure is as follows - the first two columns are mandatory:
- Column "code" — Code as being used in the fact file.
- Column "name" — German title.
Column "FK", "FK-..." or empty:
- "FK": This foreign key refers to the next higher element within the very same file (self-referencing classification). The foreign key is empty when the element is in the root.
- "FK-..." or empty: Skip this column.
- Column "en_name" — English title.
- Column "de_desc" — German comment.
- Column "de_link" — Link to additional German metadata.
- Column "en_desc" — English comment.
- Column "en_link" — Link to additional English metadata.
- Column "de_syn" — German synonyms.
- Column "en_syn" — English synonyms.
- Titles for classification elements can be determined using the classification file.
- A classification file may contain more classification elements than being used in the corresponding fact file.
The shapefile format (SHP) is a geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software.
A Shapefile consist of more than one file:
- .shp: shape format; the feature geometry itself
- .dbf: attribute format; columnar attributes for each shape, in dBase format
- .shx: shape index format; a positional index of the feature geometry to allow seeking forwards and backwards quickly
- .prj: projection format; the coordinate system and projection information
- .cst: used to specify the code page (only for .dbf) for identifying the character encoding to be used
For detailed information about file formats see KDB_ReadMe.txt inside of zip file.
A GeoPackage (GPKG) is an open, non-proprietary, platform-independent and standards-based data format for geographic information.
- See also https://www.geopackage.org/
Web Map Service (WMS)
A WMS is a standard protocol developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium for serving georeferenced map images.
- See also https://www.ogc.org/