The reference system of Austrian public authorities for transport
The GIP is the digital transport graph of public authorities for the
whole of Austria
The GIP contains all modes of transport: public transport, cycling,
walking, car transport
GIP data is available as Open Government Data (OGD)
Modern administration and intelligent mobility require highly
complete, actual and reliable transport data. The GIP is the basis for
such high-quality transport data and enables the exchange between
different organisations. It enables a nationwide supply of
high-quality transport services in a standardized way as well as an
overview for public authorities over the transport infrastructure
based on a common data standard.
By implementing the GIP, the Austrian administration has created an
integration project which is unique in Europe. Redundancy and parallel
tasks concerning the management of transport-related data are now a
thing of the past in Austria.
Whereas the GIP started in 2008, nowadays the association „ÖVDAT“
(Austrian Institute for Transport Data Infrastructure) constitutes the
administrative structure for the GIP. Since 2016,
ITS Vienna Region (a
department of the Public Transport Association of the Vienna Region,
VOR) has been tasked with operating the GIP Austria.
Requirements for the GIP are continuously changing. For example this
concerns data quality or level-of-detail of GIP data, but also results
from improvements in traffic management or the role of public
authorities. As a result, the system of the future – the GIP 2.0 – is
already being worked upon.
In the project GeoGIP, a cooperation between the GIP and
the National Mapping Agency („Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen
BEV) all addresses have been georeferenced onto the GIP, forming a
valuable input for emergency organisations and routing services.
Another project between the GIP and the BEV targeted the so-called
Vordurchführungsebene (VDE) a database which contains
information concerning roads that are not lawful yet. The GIP receives
this information via an automatized process, ensuring that also local
roads are already integrated in the GIP database on the day they are
opened for traffic.
in a third cooperation between GIP and BEV, BEV supplies
the GIP with their own road and way data, with regular updates of their
basemap.at is an
open map based on data of public authorities, using the GIP as the basis
for transport-relevant information such as road networks or railway lines.
AWIS.GIP enables the
operation and data management of the Alpine Way Information System based
on the GIP data of the federal provinces.
EVIS.at (Real Time
Road Traffic Information System) provides – based on the GIP data –
information for Austrian roads about traffic situation, travel times,
travel times, loss times and events, nationwide and in high quality.
The concession assistent is a digital assistent for
public transport concessions, which is used by public authorities.
The Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has developed – based on the
GIP data – a nationwide system for the coordination of operations and
Einsatzleit- und Kommunikationssystem (ELKOS)
GIP is the basis for the
Pendlerrechner, an online tool for commuting citizens which calculates the distance
between home and workplace and therefore the due amount of commuter tax
Concerning the data management, each public authority is responsible for
the data in their field of competence. The
Maßnahmenassistent, a webclient for the management of
traffic regulation data, is one of the data management tools and also
forms the basis for further e-government applications.
Based on GIP data and additional data like e.g. public transport
timetables and statistical data, ITS Vienna Region is developing the
Traffic Model for the Vienna Region, which is designed
to model the traffic situation in the federal provinces Vienna, Lower
Austria and Burgenland. Furthermore, it shall serve as a basis for the
planning of public transport lines.
The online traffic model of ITS Vienna Region is used
for the calculation of a live traffic situation in the Vienna Region,
which is continuously published via the VAO.
OGD GIP data is published as Open Government Data (OGD), supporting the
goal of a transparent public administration. The OGD data export of the
GIP is updated every two months.
If you encounter a specific data error, please don’t hesitate to report
If you have any general questions regarding the data format or the
contents of the GIP export, please contact us using the address
ÖVDAT - Österreichisches Institut für
DI Irmgard Mandl-Mair
Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
Abteilung 7 - Wirtschaft, Tourismus und Mobilität
Tel.: +43 (0) 664 80 536 17081
Herausgeber und Redaktion:
ÖVDAT - Österreichisches Institut für Verkehrsdateninfrastruktur
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
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