Data description of "City boundary and urban district boundaries, Vienna, 1920"

Data Brief. 2021 Sep 20:38:107382. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107382. eCollection 2021 Oct.


This article presents geospatial datasets for administrative boundaries of the city of Vienna in 1920. One dataset covers the city area and another the urban districts. The boundaries were retrieved from historic analog maps that show the course of the borders at this time. GIS software was used to geocode the analog maps and construct the polygon-features for the city and 21 district areas. These datasets are useful for mapping the spatial coverage of administrative units in the 1920s and to group and analyse further historic GIS data.

Keywords: City boundary; Digitalization; Historic GIS; Urban district boundaries.