Spatial Diagram - Räumliches Leitbild - Principles and General Procedures


Using pre-printed maps, the information derived from previous analytical steps is gradually transferred on to the maps and presented for discussions amongst decision makers. Since the level of precision in terms of mapping standards is not strictly necessary for the spatial diagram, the zones of influence of the various proposed measures can be delineated in very broad terms. Greater level of precision of the information can be derived in the other analytical steps.

Map 1: Example of spatial diagram


The spatial diagram illustrates the future spatial development of the district or region. It is a policy document that reflects the political will of the people and the politicians. Designed to guide the future development of the district or region, the expectation is that the spatial diagram is translated into specific programmes and projects.

In many cases you have to remember that the method itself may be quite complicated and it may not always be so easy to reduce a 3-year university course onto 8-10 pages.


Map 2: Example of spatial diagram indicating spatial concentration in a district or region

Map 3: Example of spatial diagram indicating spatial dispersion within the district or region