Urban Structure / Urban Structure - Area Types Differentiated 2015

Statistical Base

The Environmental Atlas Maps Actual Use of Built-Up Areas (06.01), and Green and Open Spaces (06.02), were compiled parallel to Maps 06.07 and 06.08. In the course of the updating process for the 2016 Edition (as of December 12, 2015), changes in land use from 2011 to 2015 were ascertained. An update of the geometry of Block Map 1:5,000 (ISU5) was undertaken, and accordingly adapted to the urban structure maps. Moreover, the data base for actual use and structure mapping was subjected to an automated plausibility check on the basis of various geo-data available in the State of Berlin.

Overall, the following statistical bases were used to update and check the actual use and urban structure maps:

  • Block Map of the Urban and Environmental Information System (ISU5/50), as of December 31, 2015
  • Data from the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment:
    • Automated Property Register (ALK), as of September 2010
    • Biotope mapping, as of 2014
    • Digital ortho-photos, aerial photography flights 2010 through 2015
    • Area monitoring, as of September 2015
    • Forest management data, Berlin Forests, as of October 2014
    • Cemetery inventory, as of December 2009
    • Building and vegetation heights, aerial photography data from August 2009 and September 2010 (cf. Environmental Atlas 06.10)
    • Green space inventory, as of February 2016
    • Map of Berlin 1:5,000 (K5), survey departments of the boroughs, as of April 2015
    • Allotment Gardens Inventory, as of May 2015
    • Peatland areas from the Project “Berlin’s Peatlands and Climate Change” of the Humboldt University of Berlin, Soil Science and Site Science Division, as of May 2015 (cf. Environmental Atlas 01.19)
    • Social infrastructure sites – day care centres, Planning-area Related Information System for Monitoring and Analysis – PRISMA, as of June 2014
    • Impervious soil coverage, as of May 2011 (cf. Environmental Atlas 01.02)
    • Urban structural density, Site Occupancy Index (SOI).
  • Data from external sources
    • Building completions of the years 2011-2014, Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, as of June 2015
    • Soil-scientific mappings, compiled in the years 2010-2015
    • Building count of the 2011 census, Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, as of March 2014
    • Legally registered inhabitants at the primary place of residence in Berlin, Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, as of December 31, 2015
    • Statistical blocks, Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg, as of December 31, 2015
    • Digital field block register, agricultural reference plots, Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture Brandenburg, as of Febraury 2016
    • HistoMap Berlin, State Archive Berlin and Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, as of 2013
    • Social infrastructure sites – hospitals, State Office for Health and Social Affairs (Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales, LaGeSo), as of June 2014