Development of the Austrian Land Information System

The overall aim of the Land Information System Austria is to provide current and detailed geospatial information of the status and development of land cover and land use in Austria to public authorities and the private sector.

LISA reduces the existing lack of information of different special fields such as spatial planning, forestry, agriculture, water and natural hazard management, as well as environmental protection and conservation. Deficits of available data like too large scales, insufficient informational content of object classes, a lack of international standardisation and topicality will be cleared out with LISA data sets.

The Land Information System Austria is currently developed in the fourth stage:
  • LISA-1: Development of the LISA data model and production of prototypes of land cover and land use (May 2009 – October 2010)
  • LISA-2: Concept for the detection of land cover changes and demonstration of several applications for LISA (November 2010 – June 2012)
  • CadasterENV Austria: Production of a highly precise land cover map for urban areas of Austria using Pléiades satellite images (October 2012 – October 2015)
  • CadasterENV: Production of an Austrian wide land cover map using the novel Sentinel satellite images (August 2015 - December 2017)

LISA-1 and LISA-2 have been funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) through the Austrian Space Applications Programme (ASAP) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). CadasterENV Austria and CadasterENV were funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).