INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV)

LMO Description
Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>NMCA-National Mapping and Cadastral Authority of Austria</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Collection and maintenance of National Spatial Reference Database including ? Operation / maintenance of national coordinate reference and geographical grid systems including international co-operation ? Database for and processing of real estate – data ? Mapping of the official Austrian Maps in all scales Providing and dissemination of all this data and corresponding services especially E-Government proceedings Coordinating body for federal institutions on geographic information in Austria
    It seems to be most important to contribute as a NMCA to the implementing rules relating to data specification, network-services and sharing and re-use conditions as the Directive-draft primarily was influenced by user-requirements. Sustainable availability of reference data and their suitability for all policy areas is crucial for effective and efficient data policy on both the national and the Community level. The BEV would very be interested in participating in all these processes as there are many corresponding Austrian NGDI-efforts in progress. For example the implementation of the National Austrian Geo-Portal will be completed by the end of this year.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Development of drafts for a unique Austrian SDI including questions of management, dissemination, licensing and pricing of spatial data and services. BEV is working within different EuroGeographics projects: e.g. EGM, ERM, SABE, EuroRoads, EuroSpecs
    Primary Business: 
    National Mapping and Cadastral Authority of Austria
    Environmental application domains: 
    Land cover and land use monitoring within the surveying and mapping activities