New French Regions in Cognos Analytics 11.0.9

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New French Regions in Cognos Analytics 11.0.9

Recently, the French parliament passed a law reducing the number of metropolitan regions.  Cognos Analytics R9 has added the new region polygons.

New and Unchanged Regions

These new region polygons have been added:
• Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
• Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
• Bretagne
• Centre-Val de Loire
• Corse
• Grand-Est
• Hauts-de-France
• Normandie
• Nouvelle-Aquitaine
• Occitanie

Regions unaffected by the re-organization are unchanged:
• Brittany
• Centre-Val de Loire
• Île-de-France
• Pays de la Loire
• Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Old Regions Removed

The old region polygons have been deleted and the names added as aliases to the new regions:
• Alsace
• Aquitaine
• Auvergne
• Basse-Normandie
• Bretagne
• Champagne-Ardenne
• Franche-Comté
• Haute-Normandie
• Languedoc-Roussillon
• Limousin
• Lorraine
• Midi-Pyrénées
• Nord-Pas-de-Calais
• Picardie
• Poitou-Charentes
• Rhône-Alpes

Aliases

A large set of alias names has been provided as well.

Open the Box folder: https://ibm.box.com/s/9b7hl7hf55lybnhq5yhigxtoobijymev

The file IBM CA 11 R9 Named Administrative Boundaries.xls contains a complete list of the 200,00 plus polygons we support along with path and alias information which is useful to solve mapping name binding issues.

For example, if look at the row for Bourgogne-Franche-Comté:
Country Code Name Path Aliases
FR Bourgogne-Franche-Comté FR Bourgogne # Franche-Comté # Franche Comté # Bourgogne Franche Comté # Burgundy # Bourgogne-Franche Comté # Bourgogne Franche-Comté

This means you can use any of the names listed to refer to this new region:
• Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
• Bourgogne
• Franche-Comté
• Franche Comté
• Bourgogne Franche Comté
• Burgundy
• Bourgogne-Franche Comté
• Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Note: that there is no functional difference between using the name or an alias.

Conclusion
As with all out of the box polygons, these regions can be used as region or point layers in both dashboard and report maps.