German Topographic Maps

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Introduction

Land surveying in Germany is under the authority of the Bundesländer (administrative Regions). Those follow different policies concerning the licensing and availability of maps. You can find a list of the web sites of the Bundesländer's Surveying offices here


Available Data

On the Wikipage WMS-Server Deutschland (in German) you'll find more information about the data that's presently available in Germany.

The first table on that page lists the Bundesländer which do offer some data under an open license (usually Datenlizenz Deutschland 2.0). The data listed in this table is available in windPRO's WMS interface (see below).

The second table lists the web portals of the Bundesländer which don't have relevant data under an open license. You may still be able to access that data via a WMS server if you purchase a license.

Abbreviations in first table:

  • DTK: Digitale Topographische Karte (Digital topographic map), with scale appended (e.g. 25 for 1:25,000)
  • DOP: Digital Ortophoto with pixel size in cm appended


Availability from within windPRO

  • From map window: Click the ‘Add map’ globe-icon -> then ‘Dynamic Maps’.
  • From main menu: Click ‘Project’ -> ‘Properties’ -> ‘Background Maps’ -> ‘Dynamic Maps’
  • To access higher-resolution WMS-service: Click ‘Project’ -> ‘Properties’ -> ‘Background Maps’ -> ‘Import from WMS server’ -> 'KMS - Ortofoto forår'

License and Attribution

The WMS servers provided in windPRO will add the required attribution of the respective dataset.