Cooperation OGD Austria

„Cooperation Open Government Data Austria“, or short „Cooperation OGD Austria“ was founded by the Federal Chancellery, the cities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Graz on the 13th July 2011. Federal Government, States, cities and towns in cooperation with the communities, science, culture and the economy are willing to set the basic agreements for the future of Open Government Data in Austria. By agreeing on common standards an effective framework for the benefit of all stakeholders should be created. The collaboration between Germany – Austria – Switzerland- and Liechtenstein (D-A-CH-LI) will be intensified. The Cooperation represents the interests of ministries, states, cities and communities – to unite all actors who operate, plan or create an open government data platform. The Federal Chancellery is the link to Competence Center Internet Society (KIG) and the Platform Digital Austria.



Reference documents of sub-working groups of the Cooperation OGD Austria get published as agreements and drafts at the common reference server.

Recent Decisions

  • In terms of national visibility and transparency, the Austrian OGD Portal is powered by a metadata catalog metadata standard. This portal will also serve as a single point of contact for the European Data Portal.
  • Information which is not completely covered by „public domain“ (license-free) has to be licensed under the Creative Commons License CC-BY-3.0 AT. Special provisions extending the regulations of CC-BY-3.0 AT have to be published as netiquette.
  • The ADMS 2.1 metadata schema of OGD Austria will be published in the repository of the ISA program
  • Brigitte Lutz is unanimously elected speaker of the Cooperation OGD Austria.
  • A sub-working group “ Open Data Portal Österreich “ is founded. Leader of the group is Günther Tschabuschnig.
  • A sub-working group on „Open Government Documents“ is founded.  A White Paper (German text) was created under the leadership of Brigitte Lutz and Günther Tschabuschnig.
  • A sub-working group on „need and requirements for Linked Open Government Data“ is founded. Leader of the group is Martin Kaltenböck.
  • Records should be provided with clear, stable and long-lasting IDs. Where the immutability of keys cannot be guaranteed, no key will be exported.
  • Linz is responsible for the publication of the meta description for the metadata standard.
  • Rules of procedure of the Cooperation OGD Austria are prepared and published.
  • A sub-working group on „Quality assurance in Open Data portals“ is founded. Leader of the group is Johann Höchtl (Danube University Krems).
  • A sub-working group „Open & Agile Smart Cities – OASC Austria“ is founded. Leader of the group is Brigitte Lutz (Stadt Wien).
  • A sub-working group for planning Austrian-wide activities for the „Open Data Day 2017“.  Leader of the group is Johann Höchtl (Danube University Krems).

Sustainability workshop 19.09.2014

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Idea mentors:

  • Analysis of target groups: Wolfgang Tinkl
  • OGD Community Plattform: Robert Harm
  • Data ambassador: Gerhard Hartmann
  • OGD Know how transfer: Johann Höchtl

The ideas are available as OGD-dataset.

Next dates

  • 27. September 2016 12:30 – 15:30 Vienna– next Cooperation OGD Austria meeting

Members of the Cooperation OGD Austria

  • Federal Chancellery
    • Ing. Roland Ledinger
    • Mag. Dr. Gregor Eibl, MSc
  • City of Vienna
    • Mag.a Ulrike Huemer (CIO)
    • Brigitte Lutz, MSc
    • Gerhard Hartmann (CDO)
  • City of Linz
    • Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Kempinger
    • Mag. Stefan Pawel
  • City of Salzburg
    • Mag. Roman Breitfuss
    • Jochen Höfferer
  • City of Graz
    • Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Steinbrucker
    • Barbara Meyer
  • Federal Province Upper Austria
    • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Rainer
  • Federal Province Salzburg
    • Mag. Harry Timons (CDO)
  • Austrian Association of Cities and Towns
  • Federal Computing Centre
    • Mag. (FH) Robert Harm
  • Environment Agency Austria
    • Dr. Erik Obersteiner
    • DI Günter Pfaff

and all organizations which are operating or planing to operate a OGD portal.

Advisory Members

  • (Open Knowledge Austria)
    • Martin Kaltenböck
    • Dr. Johann Höchtl
  • AGEO (Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information)
    • Mag. Wolfgang Jörg
  • AMA (Agrarmarkt Austria Marketing)
    • Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Tinkl
  • ZAMG (Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics)
    • DI Mag. Günther Tschabuschnig
  • Danube University Krems
    • Mag. Dr. Peter Parycek, MSc
  • WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • TU Wien (Technical University Vienna)

Constituent members:

  • Federal Chancellery
  • City of Vienna
  • City of Linz
  • City of Salzburg
  • City of Graz
  • OKFÖ, now (Open Knowledge Austria) (advisory member)

Dipl.-Ing. Johann Mittheisz (City of Vienna) and Dr. Berthold Rauchenschwandtner (Salzburg) were founding members and are retired.


Spokeswoman: Brigitte Lutz, MSc  Tel.: (+43) 1 4000 75023 E-Mail:
All members of the Cooperation OGD Austria can be reached on the mailinglist



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