Topographic Maps

Topographic maps depict the surface of the earth as well as its natural and artificial cover.

The maps of the BEV - Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying are characterised by high information density, richness of detail, accuracy and up-to-dateness. The relief (hill shading) contributes to the visualisation of the topography.

Topographic maps are the direct result of aerial photograph interpretation and field-walking and are published nationwide. Regular updates and the consistency of the data, regarding content and structure, are the prerequisites for the high standard of the maps.


The topographic maps of the BEV are available in the scales 1:25 000, 1:50 000, 1:250 000 and 1:500 000. They serve for information and orientation purposes and as a planning basis in the fields of leisure, the economy, administration, science, and the military and in many other applications.

Digital Maps

BEV maps are traditionally published as paper maps; they are also available in digital form as Cartographic Models at the online shop of the BEV:

The Austrian Map mobile is available for mobile use of the digital maps. This App is provided for the platforms Android and iOS.

The App contains the digital maps of Austria, the Geographic Names of the Digital Landscape Model and the Digital Terrain Model. This product has a userfriendly user interface with extensive functionality. For more information see

Around the clock the Austrian Map online offers the topographic maps free-of-charge. More than 100 000 up-to-date geographic search keywords help to find the requested location.