Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying, Austria
Data Center Description
The BEV - Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying is a subordinate authority of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour.
The central office is situated in Vienna. All over Austria there are 70 regional offices. The Surveying Act and the Metrology Act form the legal basis for the scope of the activities of the BEV, divided into the fields Surveying and Geoinformation, and Metrology Service.
The main tasks of the field Surveying and Geoinformation are control survey, set-up and maintenance of the cadastre and the topographic survey. The results of these projects are presented for all of Austria by plans, maps, aerial photos and registers. The real estate data, the co-ordinates, the cadastral map, the landscape model and the topographic and cartographic models are stored and administered by means of databases.
The Metrology Service of the BEV is the national metrology institute (NMI) and together with the verification offices the national legal metrology authority of Austria. As NMI it is the task of the Metrology Service to maintain the national measurement standards for the legal units of measurement and to take care of the international recognition of standards and of calibration and measurement certificates. On the other hand as a legal metrology authority it is entrusted with all tasks of legal metrology.