Global Updates: Postcode Boundary Maps and Administrative Area Maps

MBI area boundaries
(PresseBox) ( Karlsruhe, )
The latest release 2019 of MB-International’s global area boundaries comes with numerous territorial changes. Especially on the African continent but also in Asia, Europe and North America.

Every year there are several changes at postal and administrative area levels. The new released boundary update now contains all revisions. Companies can use the current data in many different aspects of business applications for example in Geomarketing, Social Media Marketing or Business Intelligence.

Mr. Roberts-York, Managing Director of Michael Bauer International says: “We currently provide data to most of the cross-border retail companies globally, to leading social media companies for advertising marketing and geofencing and our boundary data is imbedded in the world largest BI solutions. As a manufacturer of international data we know about the requirements for the data. Therefore, companies from all industries globally trust the quality of our data. We ensure these standards through strict and continuous quality controls as well as releasing annual updates.”

Key characteristics of the current boundary data are: Globally consistent and seamless, all countries datasets have the identical data structure, vintage comparability between boundaries and MBI data, simple to update by uniform layout of the layer names, the higher-level area hierarchies are included and vector format to allow visualization in any zoom levels.

Some examples of the changes per continent:

administrative: Morocco 1.687, South Africa: 234
postal: Morocco 1.793, Tunisia 117

administrative: Nepal 77
postal: China 44

administrative: Estonia 213, Norway: 54, France 59
North America:
administrative: Canada 5.162

MBI supplies the approximately 527.500 vector-based boundaries for 248 countries in the standard GIS formats Esri shape file (.shp), Esri Geodatabase (.gdb), MapInfo (.tab) and MapInfo (MIF/MID).
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