ESPON 2013 Database Dictionary of Spatial Units

ESPON M4D

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Abstract

This document proposes a list of the available nomenclatures integrated (or to be integrated) into the ESPON Database. The following specification may be useful for ESPON Projects when sending their key indicators in the relevant nomenclatures that are supported by the ESPON Database.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Regional Nomenclatures
1.1. NUTS - Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics
1.1.1. ESPON NUTS Version 1999
1.1.2. ESPON NUTS Version 2003
1.1.3. ESPON NUTS Version 2006
1.1.4. ESPON NUTS Version 2010
1.2. NUTS 2-3 2006
1.3. SNUTS - Similar to Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics
2. Cities
2.1. Cities - Introduction
2.2. Morphological objects
2.2.1. UMZ (Urban Morphological Zones)
2.2.2. MUA (Morphologic Urban Areas)
2.2.3. Comparison between UMZ and MUA
2.3. Funtional objects
2.3.1. FUA_Igeat
2.3.2. LUZ harmonized
2.3.3. Comparison between FUA_Igeat and LUZ harmonized
2.4. Other objects
2.4.1. MetroRegions
3. World nomenclatures
3.1. WUTS - World Unified Territorial System
3.1.1. Source reference and methodology
3.1.1.1. WUTS1 - The World in 3 global regions
3.1.1.2. WUTS2 - The World in 7 macro regions
3.1.1.3. WUTS3 - The World in 17 meso regions
3.1.1.4. WUTS4 - The ESPON space and its surrounding areas in 12 Micro Regions
3.1.1.5. Methodological notes for some country aggregation
3.1.2. WUTS Maps
3.1.3. The Euromed study area
3.1.4. Download the complete WUTS Nomenclature
4. Concluding remarks
A. References
B. About

List of Figures

1. Nomenclatures in the ESPON Database Portal
2. Nomenclatures queryable from the Search Interface of the ESPON Database
3. How to declare a nomenclature in the ESPON Metadata sheets?
1.1. NUTS Nomenclatures history
1.2. ESPON NUTS division 1999 at levels 1, 2 and 3.
1.3. ESPON NUTS division 2003 at levels 1, 2 and 3.
1.4. ESPON NUTS division 2006 at levels 1, 2 and 3.
1.5. ESPON NUTS division 2010 at levels 1, 2 and 3.
2.1. Different delineations of Wien (Austria) according to 5 european databases
2.2. Two different approaches of European urban DB construction: bottom-up and top-down
2.3. Main characteristics of the four urban databases integrated into the ESPON Database
2.4. Urban Database, geometries and attributes
2.5. Comparison of specifications for three morphological urban areas (urban cores)
2.6. UMZ Study Area Coverage Map
2.7. MUA Study Area Coverage Map
2.8. Comparison between the 50 most populated MUA and the corresponding UMZ
2.9. Comparison of specifications for two functional approaches of cities
2.10. FUA_Igeat delineations (2012)
2.11. LUZ harmonized delineations (2012)
2.12. Comparison between the 50 most populated FUA_Igeat and corresponding LUZ harmonized
2.13. MetroRegionsdelineations (2012)
3.1. WUTS Classification
4.1. Good practices for managing ESPON Nomenclatures within a project

List of Tables

1.1.

Source reference for the ESPON NUTS Version 1999 structured by country

1.2.

Source reference for the ESPON NUTS Version 2003 structured by country

1.3.

Source reference for the ESPON NUTS Version 2006 structured by country

1.4.

Source reference for the ESPON NUTS Version 2010 structured by country

1.5. Update of Unit Codes for Croatia in NUTS 2010 Nomenclature
3.1.

Aggregations in WUTS Nomenclature