Regional statistical grid units are placed over the entire territory of Austria. The grids are independent of administrative boundaries and therefore allow a more objective delimitation of areas. Because of their small scale, spatial distributions can be more easily identified
For Austria, STATISTICS AUSTRIA provides a pan-European grid based on the ETRS-LAEA projection in line with the EU's INSPIRE directive. As defined in the data specifications on grid systems set out in the EU's INSPIRE directive this grid is based on the LAEA projection, with the centre of the projection at the point 10°E 52°N parallel to the degree of longitude 10°E and parallel to the degree of latitude 52°N. A standardised European projection system is particularly advantageous for exchanging geodata in the EU since this data therefore no longer needs to go through a complex conversion process. It also facilitates the small-scale presentation and evaluation of cross-border data in Europe.
The available grid sizes
available are 100m, 250m, 500m,
Further information can be found in the document Statistical data based on statistical grids - Data and Fees (PDF, 170KB).
A detailed list of packages and characteristics can be found in the metadata catalogue reg.data.
Please e-mail or fax
any orders for data for which a fee is payable to:
Tel.: + 43 (1) 71128
FAX: + 43 (1)
Geodata, which can be used for analysis and visualising statistical information, can be found on the open.data Portal of Statistics Austria.
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