Austrian Settlement and Alpine Environment Cluster for GMES (ASAP II)

2005-05-01 – 2006-12-31

The project aims to develop innovative, sustainable services in the settlement and alpine environment markets as well as in the supporting infrastructure. It contributes to the European Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (GMES) programme which was initiated to support Europe¿s goals regarding sustainable development and global governance by providing timely and quality data, information and knowledge. The project brings together Austrian commercial and research organizations with backgrounds in earth observation and geographic information systems. The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) contributes in this project to the thematic area settlements which aims to produce novel products by combining high-resolution satellite imagery, airborne laser scanner data, street layers and census data. Foreseen products are urban land cover, urban structural maps, population density maps, and many more. TU Wien¿s role concerns mainly the processing of airborne laser scanner data and quality control of the synergistic products.

Project manager

Project members


  • GeoVille GmbH


  • GeoVille Informationssysteme und Datenverarbeitung GmbH
  • Geospace GmbH
  • ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH
  • ARC systems research GmbH
  • Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbHInsitut für Digitale Bildverarbeitung