Swiss Land Use Statistics: standard nomenclature (NOAS04) by major region and canton, in hectares

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Database last updated: 24.09.2013
GG25 administrative limits © swisstopo, 1.1.2008 including relative communes mergers up to 1.1.2013
Source: FSO – Swiss Land Use Statistics (AREA) – © FSO (Overview).
All indications are point areas.
Areas of communes and regions contain neither the surface of any lakes that are larger than 5 km2 nor the surfaces of so-called 'Kommunanzen' or the state forest of Galm. Therefore the sum of areas of either commune or regions of a canton are not equal to its size. The exact total surface area of the cantons and major regions will be made available in the specified Cubes.
Quality of data, sample survey errors:
Small size area data are not statistically reliable. They will be the subject of a large sample survey error (error table). You will find that a 10 hectare surface has a sample survey error margin of +/- 6.2 ha. For an area of 100 hectares, the error margin would be +/- 20 ha.
Such small values are still listed in this table in order to gather together communes in groups and allow for highly differentiated regional analysis producing relevant values.
The mentioned categories belong to the 'land cover' nomenclature (NOLC04) or the 'standard' nomenclature (NOAS04).