Settlement area

Settlement area is divided into built-up areas and urban open space. Built-up areas can be further subdivided into four basic categories: residential area, industrial and commercial area, combined use areas as well as specific functional area (according to the ATKIS object type catalogue). Urban open spaces include parks and public gardens, allotments, sporting and leisure facilities, campsites as well as cemeteries. Horticultural sites lying within urban precincts is also included.

Settlement area does not include transportation and expanses of surface water.

Note: Regional migration effects can arise due to the transition from the previous ATKIS Basis-DLM (Version 3.2) to the AAA Model (Version 6.0).