Datasets intending to contain all objects of a certain theme for the national territory shall be considered as datasets of national scope.
The territory covered by a dataset of national scope may be different from the actual geographical extent of the national territory (e.g. a dataset of drilling platforms would only extend over the maritime area of a country, a dataset comprising buildings or forests would only cover terrestrial areas).
The national territory may consist of several subdivisions, for administrative or other purposes, at different levels (e.g. federal states, regions, provinces, municipalities). Datasets intending to contain all objects of a certain theme for all relevant entities on a certain subdivision level (e.g. all relevant federal states, all relevant regions, all relevant provinces, all relevant municipalities) of a member state are seen here as datasets of national scope.