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 was designed as a three-stage process and is realised in three project phases:
LISA-1: Development Phase (May 2009 – October 2010)
LISA-2: Completion Phase (November 2010 – June 2012)
CadasterENV Austria: Roll-Out Phase (October 2012 – October 2015)
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 was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).