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.

ÖVDAT Logo Organigram


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.


Verkehrsauskunft Österreich (VAO) Logo The GIP ist the basis for VAO (Traffic Information Austria), a public traffic information service supporting all modes of transport.
Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV) Logo 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.
Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV) Logo 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.
Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV) Logo in a third cooperation between GIP and BEV, BEV supplies the GIP with their own road and way data, with regular updates of their subnets. Logo 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.
The cooperation AWIS.GIP enables the operation and data management of the Alpine Way Information System based on the GIP data of the federal provinces.
The project (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 for communication 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 relief.
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 it to Geoland.

If you have any general questions regarding the data format or the contents of the GIP export, please contact us using the address

Release Notes
  • 19.08
    • In the federal provinces Burgenland, Tyrol und Lower Austria the railway network of ÖBB is now also available in the high level of detail, where each track is a gip edge
    • The new gip standard 2.3 comes into operation, containing updates e.g. concerning bicycle routes

    Dataset Description

  • 19.06
    • The data format has been changed and extended
    • GIS data sets are now delivered as geopackages instead of shapefiles
    • New GIP data sets (e.g. bicycle routes) are provided

    Dataset Description

  • 19.04
    • Obsolete columns in the link shapefile have been reduced
    • ÖBB GIP network in Voralberg is included in high level of detail (other regions to come)

    Dataset Description

  • 19.02
    • Documentation improved, there is now a change log included
    • Signposts to long-distance and short-distance targets are included in table refernece object

    Dataset Description


ÖVDAT - Österreichisches Institut für Verkehrsdateninfrastruktur
DI Irmgard Mandl-Mair
Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
Abteilung 7 - Wirtschaft, Tourismus und Mobilität
Tel.: +43 (0) 664 80 536 17081


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