Legal Notice

The website is published by

Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau

Wedeler Landstraße 157

22559 Hamburg

E-Mail: info.hamburg(at)baw.de


We accept no liability for completeness, editorial and technical errors, omissions, etc. or accuracy of information on this website. The originator of EasyGSH-DB are not liable for damages resulting from use or non-use of information offered. No liability is assumed for any damage caused by computer viruses or installation or use of software when accessing or downloading data.

In particular, no liability can be accepted for completeness and accuracy of information provided by external sources to which a link is provided from the website. Website providers are responsible for their own content that they make available in accordance with the generally applicable laws. A distinction must be made between this content and links to content made available by other providers.

Hyperlinks to the content of external websites are provided for information purposes only.

The provider of the external sites who makes the content available is solely responsible for it. The external websites of third party providers have been examined with the utmost diligence and to the best of the provider’s knowledge and belief before including the respective reference. However, no liability can be accepted for the completeness or accuracy of information provided by external sources which can be accessed via hyperlinks. The content of external websites can be changed at any time without the knowledge of the Project EasyGSH-DB. The following statement applies to all links on this site: We emphasise that we do not have any influence on the design and content of any websites made available by external providers that can be accessed through links on this website and that such links do not imply any endorsement of their content. This statement applies to all pages on this website and to all links available on these pages.

We kindly ask you to make us aware if our page links to any pages whose content is objectionable.

The EasyGSH-DB reserves the right, without prior notice, to change, supplement or remove the information provided on this website.


All information on the EasyGSH-DB website is protected by copyright. Unless stated otherwise, the content of these pages are provided under a CC BY 4.0 license (Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International).

The expressions of opinion and/or statements of fact appearing on pages linked to this website are sole responsibility of the author or authors and do not reflect the EasyGSH-DB’s opinion.
All freely accessible specialised data of EasyGSH-DB may, in accordance with section § 12a of the E-Government Act (Act to promote electronic government (EGovG)) be reused without any restrictions and without the need for compulsory registration provided that the source reference is indicated, as laid down in the Ordinance to Determine the Conditions for Use for the Provision of Spatial Data of the Federation ("Verordnung zur Festlegung der Nutzungsbestimmungen für die Bereitstellung von Geodaten des Bundes: GeoNutzV). As to the layout of source references, EasyGSH-DB requests that following guidelines are observed (§ 3 of the GeoNutzV ordinance):

  • The obligation to incorporate the enclosed source references shall apply to any data and other services of EasyGSH-DB that are used without alteration. Source references must also be incorporated even if extracts or excerpts are used or if the data format has been changed. Displaying the EasyGSH-DB logo shall be considered as meeting the requirement of source reference as defined in the GeoNutzV ordinance.

  • In the event of more advanced alterations, processing, new designs or other modifications, EasyGSH-DB at least expects to be mentioned in a central list of references or in an imprint.

  • Indication of alteration according to GeoNutzV ordinance may read as follows: “Data basis: EasyGSH-DB, gridded data reproduced graphically”, “Data basis: EasyGSH-DB, averaged over individual values”, or “Data basis: EasyGSH-DB, own elements added".

  • If a service provided by EasyGSH-DB is used in a way that does not comply with its intended purpose, the enclosed source references have to be deleted. This shall apply in particular to warnings for which there is no guarantee that they are delivered to all users at all times completely and without delay.

Templates below may be used to visualise source reference and, if required, provide links to the EasyGSH-DB website:

  1. EasyGSH-DB-Logo

    EasyGSH-DB Logo
  2. Copyright: © EasyGSH-DB

  3. Source: EasyGSH-DB

EasyGSH-DB assures through the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) that it has the necessary rights if third-party information is used to compile its own services.

Privat Policy

EasyGSH-DB takes privacy of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know which data we collect and when, and also how we use this data. The EasyGSH-DB website, a mfund project from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), can be used without disclosing any personal information.

Access to online content

When you visit our website for information purposes, our servers located in Germany only save personal data transmitted to them by your browser. Log file stores the following data for a maximum of 30 days:

  • client’s IP address
  • identity of client’s PC
  • time of request
  • URL
  • HTTP status code
  • size of requested object
  • browser type and version

All data stored are evaluated solely for purpose of optimising online content.

Transmission of personal data to third parties

The personal data that you submit will only be used within the project EasyGSH-DB. We will not forward your data to third parties without your explicit consent. Where we are required to do so by law or by the ruling of a court, we will forward your data to relevant authorised agencies.

Links, embedded services

This privacy policy does not cover websites of third parties to which a link is provided on our website. The providers of these websites are solely responsible for contents contained therein. While applying a reasonable standard of review, unlawful contents were not recognisable at the time the link was created. Should any breach of law come to our knowledge, we will remove these links immediately.

Contact forms

You can contact us directly via contact forms available on our website. We collect, process and use information provided by you via contact form exclusively for processing of your specific request and only with your consent. Processing of the data entered into the contact form is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it or the data storage purpose is removed (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.


Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau

Wedeler Landstraße 157

22559 Hamburg

E-Mail: info.hamburg(at)baw.de

Official data protection officer

Sigfrid Knapp

E-Mail: datenschutz(at)baw.de

Accessibility Statement

The project EasyGSH-DB strives to make their websites accessible to all.

Current compatibility with requirements

As of December 31, 2019 and the end of the project, the website was tested with AChecker's Web Accessibility Checker against WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA), BITV 1.0 (Level 2) and HTML validation guidelines. A representative number of pages was selected for testing the websites. All pages selected for testing were rated as compliant.

A barrier-free implementation was not possible within the project time for the following listed contents:

  • The contact form does not have a matching autocomplete attribute.
  • The third-party graphics-based web applications in the interactive viewer section.

Feedback and contact

Have you noticed any shortcomings in barrier-free access? Or do you have questions on the subject of accessibility? Then you are welcome to contact us. Please use the contact form.

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