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Can anybody tell me where I can find a good (preferably free or cheap) dataset of the Admin-2 boundaries (i.e. the "Kreise") in Germany?
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You can check what you can get from this data (from GISCO/EUROSTAT).

Otherwise, the ArcGIS ESRI Data & Maps dvd/cd-set (maybe you can also buy/license the data from ESRI?) has that.
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Direct link from GDAM.ORG
http://gadm.org/data...DEU_adm_mdb.zip (geodatbase)

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Note that that gadm.org link has a license clause This dataset is freely available for academic and other non-commercial use.

Another alternative, with a similar license: GAUL, from FAO. (I don't see a download link though!)

Off-topic comment: is it just me that finds these references to 'non-commercial' odd/annoying? Seems almost like a standard thing that people like to slap on.
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Off-topic comment: is it just me that finds these references to 'non-commercial' odd/annoying? Seems almost like a standard thing that people like to slap on.


It's also tricky:
I will charge my client money for producing the map. But my client then publishes the map online, free for the whole world to see. Is that commercial use of the data or not?
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Hans, or the case where I work as a commercial company, preparing maps for a non-commercial entity... Or what is a non-profit organization charges money for a product that is based on that?

When people mention a clause like that, they need to specify it more clearly, and also list alternatives (is there a commercial license, for instance?)
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So Hans - which one did you go with in the end?
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