For a clear graphical display of a wide variety of geographical, political or economic relationships it is necessary to be able to identify and assign the course of official administrative borders. Particularly for many marketing purposes the allocation of your enterprise data to various administrative areas is both suitable and necessary, for example when considering local variations in market risks and opportunities or the regional classification of your customer data.
DDS has on offer a great variety of administrative and other regional boundaries for almost all countries of the world. Using our country search you gain an initial indication of the boundaries we currently offer for a given country. At the same time we would gladly compile a coherent combination of demographic and marketing data together with regional boundaries for your use.
Political administrative boundaries, such as state, region, district, and municipality are the most frequently used official borders. The division, assignment and naming are country-specific by nature. Generally speaking, however, DDS is able to deliver administrative boundaries to various degrees of detail for any country in the world.
A further valuable territorial division is that of zip code zones, and for this reason we likewise provide zip code boundaries in various levels of precision for almost every country on the earth.
Especially for Europe we have implemented the NUTS-Boundaries which comply with the official regional divisions of the Europe-wide EUROSTAT standards. The datasets of the incorporated countries are continually being expanded beyond the borders of the EU. In practice the levels of detail employed correspond to the NUTS3 level (corresponding to German the Landkreis – rural district) down to NUTS5 (German Gemeinde – parish or borough).
The EURO BOUNDARY-GRENZEN dataset contains every administrative boundary at NUTS5 level for 36 European countries. All boundaries fit together without interruption or intersection even across boundaries, and can be combined with various planning data. The EuroBoundary frontiers were developed through a collaboration of national land registry offices. Until 2004 they were known under the name SABE (Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe).