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Welcome to basemap.at
– the Austrian OGD basemap

You need an up-to-date basemap of Austria derived from administrative data? You are at the right place!

basemap.at is a high-performance web basemap published under an OpenGovernmentData (OGD) license. It is based upon data provided by the nine Austrian provinces and their partners.

basemap.at is based on geodata from:

Map products

Preview of all products in the map viewer

basemap.at Standard

Standard

  • standard product
basemap.at Gray

Gray

  • light-colored and contours
  • especially suitable as a background for thematic maps
basemap.at Overlay

Overlay

  • transparent street signature and labels
  • ideal for combination with orthophotos
basemap.at High-DPI

High-DPI

  • double the resolution of the STANDARD layer
  • perfect for high-resolution displays of smartphones and tablets and for prints
basemap.at ORTHOFOTO

ORTHOFOTO

  • highest resolution: 29cm, in some regions: 15cm
  • ideal in combination with OVERLAY

About the project

basemap.at is the result of a cooperation of the nine Austrian provinces (geoland.at), ITS Vienna Region (GIP.at operator), the University of Technology/Vienna and Synergis. The project is co-funded by the Climate and Energy Fund, within a program for innovation in green and efficient mobility.

2012 and 2013 the project team created the foundation for an open web map. 2014 it was published open to everybody. It is used for numerous administrative procedures. In addition, it is also available for private and commercial purposes according to the Open Government Data conditions in Austria.

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Partners

City of Vienna, MA 14 State of Vorarlberg State of Tyrol State of Styria State of Salzburg State of Upper Austria State of Lower Austria State of Carinthia State of Burgenland ITS Vienna Region Austrian Association of Cities and Towns National Mapping Agency

Associated partners

Association of Austrian transport assocations, ARGE ÖVV The Ministry of Life Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information

Technology partners

Synergis Vienna University of Technology, Research Group Cartography

Underlying data

basemap.at is a cartographic product based on the administrative data of the nine Austrian provinces and their partners, especially the Austrian Assocation of Cities and Towns as well as GIP.at – a nationwide transport graph.

The map covers the entire Austrian territory. It is updated bi-monthly according to the data updates from the partners. The cartography as well as the underlying data are constantly updated and improved. Therefore, not only the map content, but also the cartographic presentation might change in the future.

Service Access

basemap.at offers pre-rendered, cached raster tiles in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. They are compatible with well-established basemaps, such as OpenStreetMap, Google Maps and Bing Maps.

The service is available as OpenGIS Web Map Tile Service 1.0.0 (WMTS) according to the OGC Standard.

Terms of Use

OGD license Austria: CC-BY 3.0

According to the Open Government Data License Austria, CC-BY 3.0 AT,
basemap.at can be used for any purpose, even commercially.

Naming has to be performed in the following way:
„Data source: www.basemap.at
– including the hyperlink to www.basemap.at

basemap.at is not a commercial company. It is a project by geoland.at.
If you are using basemap.at in your projects or products, please let us know so we can add you to our gallery.

Free of charge is not free of cost

Using basemap.at is free of charge. However, maintaining the service infrastructure of course costs money. These costs are completely covered by the nine provinces of Austria. Why? basemap.at should be used to maximum benefit. Extensive experience with geo data marketing showed, that this can only be achieved when services are free of charge and barrier-free. The Austrian provinces therefore agreed on using the Austrian Open Government Data License (CC-BY 3.0 AT) by the Cooperation OGD Austria.

Thus basemap.at is a clear contribution of the public administration towards an open, barrier- and discrimination-free access to administrative data. Beneficiaries are not only the administrations themselves, but also economy, science and eventually all citizens.

The following platforms are using basemap.at already…

Abfragehilfe Höhenpauschale nach RGV

Abfragehilfe Höhenpauschale nach RGV
Egger GIS

ASFINAG Immobiliensuche

ASFINAG Immobiliensuche
WebMap

FireYak-Wasserentnahmestellen

FireYak-Wasserentnahmestellen

standortOÖ

standort-noe.at - die Webplattform für Betriebsansiedlungen in NÖ
standort-noe.at

Questions and remarks?

Contact us...

  • ... for general remarks: City of Vienna (project management), viennagis@ma14.wien.gv.at
  • ... for questions regarding a specific province: GIS representatives
  • ... for reporting errors: no problem. With this link you can mark your notifications directly in the map. Your notifications will be appreciated!
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Legal info

Publisher: Vienna city administration and Austrian province governments (Stadt Wien und Österreichische Länder bzw. Ämter der Landesregierung)

Disclaimer: Though the contents of basemap.at are compiled very thoroughly and the technical services are programmed to satisfy the highest requirements, the publishers can take no responsibility for the complete correctness and suitability of the information and service offered. All information and data is provided without warranty of any kind, and neither of the above entities will be liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from the use of the contents and services provided.

basemap.at is offered with a service availability of 99.985%. All users share the same infrastructure. Exclusive contracts for higher service availability can not be offered.