Berlin economic atlas - explore the business location

Location scouting made easy

Take a 3D walk through the German capital!

The Berlin Economic Atlas combines 2D and 3D geospatial mapping data with detailed information to help you find the ideal location to develop your business endeavour in Berlin.

It provides an industry-specific overview, points out economical hotspots, allocates information concerning structural and technical planning. The search tool allows you to quickly find out about public transport options, explore scientific facilities as well as the nearby infrastructure, e.g. restaurants, hotels, kindergartens and even rent levels.

State of the art mapping service

The imagery - including footage of the Schönefeld airport and future BER airport - was exclusively produced for the Berlin Economic Atlas in August 2018, which makes the it an accurate and up-to-date city map.

In addition to economic and planning data, the application provides information about living in Berlin.

Tailored to your needs

The business atlas comprises a cartographic 2D view, a 3D city model as well as the newest imagery photographed from the air and an untextured planning view. These perspectives offer users a thorough look at the surroundings of any Berlin urban area.

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Example: Explore Berlin's health industry and life science locations

What are you looking for in a business location?

With the system’s search tool users can locate further information about the region, search by keyword, company name, sector or street name and compile information on specific selected fields. This allows to quickly identify hard and soft location factors, for example which industry leaders and potential collaborators, business centres and coworking spaces are nearby as well as a property’s proximity to public transit lines, cafés, schools and hospitals. Other important aspects of infrastructure, such as rental levels, are also included.

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Example: Locate the most suitable coworking or flexible office space

It’s your turn!

Head to the business location center website to try out the Berlin Economic Atlas and start your stroll around the business location Berlin.

Do you need support with searching the Atlas? The “Help” menu can be found in the top right corner on the homepage and provides more detailed information on the user interface and the map’s functionality.  

The Berlin Economic Atlas is a service of the Berlin Partner for Business and Technology's Business Location Center and the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

Images: Berlin Economic Atlas

Would you like to find out more about the economy in Berlin or funding opportunities? Interested in doing business in Berlin?

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