Map of the month October 2021: World Housing and Settlement Day
The first Monday in October is World Housing and Settlement Day. In keeping with this theme, this time we turn our attention to urban growth. The urbanisation of the world is progressing rapidly and seemingly unstoppably. According to current forecasts, more than 6 billion people will live in cities in 2050. Compared to 1950, this is almost a tenfold increase in 100 years, resulting from global population growth and the continuing influx of people into urban areas. As a rule, population growth also means additional land demand and/or densification. This map (PDF, 1.5 MB) shows the degree of imperviousness and growth of the built-up structure since 1990 for the twin cities Vienna and Bratislava. It is also available through our geoportal map.centropemap.org.
CentropeMAP/STATISTICS is a cross-border information system and free geoportal of the Austrian Planning Association East (PGO) which gives planners, decision makers, researchers, teachers, students and everyone else interested a better overview of the Centrope region.
CentropeMAP is a geoportal connecting the region by collecting web map services from the partner countries. The services are brought together in a single map viewer and allow the user to experience a cross-border working area with dozens of data layers dealing with all topics which could be of interest for regional planners and similar professions. Layers are coming from the fields of biota, boundaries, elevation, imagery/base maps, inland waters, planning/cadastre, structure, and transportation.
CentropeSTATISTICS is the only available free web tool to visualise cross-border statistical data in its own connected geoportal allowing the user to influence the way of visualisation in multiple ways in the Centrope region. CentropeSTATISTICS can not only create maps, it also serves charts which are interactively created from the data in the cross-border database. For the Czech Republic, CentropeSTATISTICS does not only cover the Centrope county Jihomoravský, but also features data from the counties Vysočina and Jihočesky which are also adjacent or close to the Austrian border.
The CentropeMAP newsletter aims to inform members of state administration and statistical offices as well as all interested visitors about the capabilities of CentropeMAP and CentropeSTATISTICS with news from the statistical offices of the partner countries. It also distributes information regarding geodata in the CentropeMAP geoportal.