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 (DACHLI) 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 other European metadata portals.
  • 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).

Sustainability workshop 19.09.2014

Download minutes (German)

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 and can be discussed, annotated and evaluated until 15. Februar 2015 at

Next dates

  • 19. February 2015 11:00 – 14:00 Innsbruck – next Cooperation OGD Austria meeting
  • 28. April 2015 13:00 – 16:00  Linz (Wissensturm) – Sitzung der Cooperation OGD Österreich
  • 24. Juni 2015 – Vollversammlung der Cooperation OGD Österreich im Rahmen der E-Government – Konferenz und der 4. OGD D-A-CH-LI – Konferenz in Wien
  • September 2015 (planned)
  • November 2015 (planned)

Members of the Cooperation OGD Austria

  • Federal Chancellery
    • Ing. Roland Ledinger
    • Mag. Dr. Gregor Eibl, MSc
  • Vienna
    • Brigitte Lutz, MSc
    • Gerhard Hartmann (CDO)
  • Linz
    • Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Kempinger
    • Mag. Stefan Pawel
  • City of Salzburg
    • Mag Roman Breitfuss
    • Jochen Höfferer
  • Graz
    • Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Steinbrucker
    • Barbara Meyer
  • Upper Austria
    • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Rainer
  • Danube University Krems
    • Mag. Dr. Peter Parycek, MSc
  • Federal Computing Centre
    • Mag. (FH) Robert Harm
  • Environment Agency Austria
    • DI Günter Pfaff

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

Open (Government) Data (D-A-CH-LI) Evangelist

  • DI Mag. Günther Tschabuschnig

Advisory Members

  • Open Knowledge Forum Austria
    • Martin Kaltenböck
    • Dr. Johann Höchtl
  • AGEO (Austrian Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information)
    • Mag. Wolfgang Jörg
  • LFRZ – Agriculture, forestry and water management Rechenzentrum GmbH
    • Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Tinkl

Constituent members:

  • Federal Chancellery
  • City of Vienna
  • Linz
  • City of Salzburg
  • Graz
  • OKFÖ (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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