Address points

Address points are a very important component of GIS.

Address points occur in two contexts:

  1. a point layer to be displayed on a map. The system allows address points to be displayed as a general layer.
  2. as reference data for Geocoders, i.e. software for finding locations based on addresses. The system is not a Geocoder.

Frequently asked questions

Can I add address points from my municipality as a layer in the System?

Yes. Address points can be downloaded in shapefile or GML format from They are part of the State Register of Borders. Here is a description of how to download address points from Geoportal.

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