Digital Boundaries

MB-Research Release 2022 of the Digital Boundaries published

MB-Research publishes its new Release 2022 of the administrative, postal and microgeographical digital boundaries.

Release 2022 der MB-Research Digitalen Grenzen

With the updated boundaries "Release 2022", Michael Bauer Research GmbH provides the latest version of the territorial status for your geomarketing analysis. In addition to updated layers, MB-Research was able to enlarge its inventory of differnet layers.

As of now MB-Research Digital Boundaries for the following countries are available:

  • Turkey (Mahalleler),
  • Portugal (7-digit Postcode Areas),
  • China (Townships for Beijing and Shanghai),
  • Serbia (Statistical Districts) und
  • Algeria (Communes)

MB-Research offers about 1.000 layers for 248 countries, vector-based in the following formats:

  • ESRI-Shapefile (.shp),
  • GeoDataBase (.gdb) and
  • MapInfo (.tab)
On request, other formats for MB-Research Digital Boundaries are possible as well (i.e. KML and GeoJSON).
Our MB-Research Digital Boundaries thereby are provided in the geographic coordinate system WGS 84 (EPSG: 4326).

Suitable for use with the Digital Boundaries, MB-Research offers compatible market data (Purchasing Power, MB-Research Consumer Styles, Sociodemographic Data, Consumer Spending, etc.) on the administrative, postal and microgeographic levels.

Innovation with the Release 2022: City Points

For our worldwide Release 2022, "City Points" are included as a standard addition in our MB-Research Digital Boundaries packages. City Points provide valuable information on the geographic location and size of cities over 50,000 inhabitants.

Add-On: Additional Names

Each package of MB-Research Digital Boundaries contains "Additional Names" as an Excel spreadsheet. These tables contain country-specific information on the names and languages available in each country, as well as their language and writing systems.

The "Additional Names" can be used for various applications, for example, names in the country-specific writing system as support for query and analysis processes.
A uniform column structure of the ("Additional Names") tables also facilitates the cross-country interaction of language information.

Further Characteristics of the MB-Research Digital Boundaries

  • all layers are updated at regular intervals
  • all layers are topologically correct and seamless to the borders of neighboring countries
  • data and areas of several countries can be easily combined in one layer due to a unique key facilitating transnational analysis
  • easy update due to unified structure of the layer names
  • besides administrative and postal layers on the most granular level, the higher levels are provided as well
  • the Digital Boundaries are vector-based to allow editing in any zoom level
  • matching background layers such as roads or water areas can be supplied additionally on request

Global Map Set for Administrative and Postcode Areas

We offer a Global Map Set for administrative and postal areas. Please contact us: we will be pleased to give you more information about the different levels, our favourable bundle prices for the complete World Map Set or for the countries of your choice.

The MB-Research Digital Boundaries are updated regularly and are suitable for mapping, GIS, Intranet and Internet applications.

We will be happy to assist you and look forward to your call or email!
Your contact person:

Christiane Betzner
Phone: +49 (0) 911 / 13136 - 211
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