Boosting public
decision-making with
satellite Earth observation

Solutions for public administrations

The public sector is confronted with multiple challenges, such as increasing population, climate change, the pace of technological transformation and continuing austerity. This adds to the highly complex context in which the public sector must navigate and for which it strives to provide the most appropriate solutions.

GeoVille enables public authorities to exploit fully the potential of timely and sustainable satellite applications to fulfil legal reporting obligations, improve or create new public services and make more effective policy decisions about their territory. Satellite Earth observation and geospatial information supports the public sector with quantitative and frequently-updated information about observable facts in its field of jurisdiction.


Our clients:

  • Federal ministries of forestry, environment, transport, innovation and technology
  • Regional administrations of forestry and spatial planning
  • Municipalities and town planning institutes
  • Federal institutes and research centres
  • National remote sensing centres

We deliver ...

  • historic and status assessments to provide quantitative facts for the evaluation of new legislative  regulations
  • monitoring and analysis to support national reporting obligations and control agreements and directives
  • monitoring of supply and economic indicators
  • baseline inventories and monitoring studies to support environmental legislation and land management
  • tracking of environmental degradation
  • identification of the impact of natural hazards and climate change
  • area assessments to support a more efficient land (resource) management

Information Products

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West Balkan | Albania

CORINE Land Cover Change Mapping

West Balkan | Albania

Implementation of Corine Land Cover 2006 in the West Balkan Countries. The information filled an important gap in the European CLC database bringing comparable information in the West Balkan Countries.

China | Shanghai

Urban monitoring

China | Shanghai

Analyses of the changes of the built-up area for the Shanghai metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing mega-cities worldwide.


Analysing territorial trends


CORINE Land Cover data were combined with socio-economic data to furnish spatial overviews about key aspects of environmental developments and trends within the EU territory.

Success Story

Land Information System Austria

Achievement of a national consensus on how to perform a continuous mapping of the national land cover and monitor its change

2016, Austria

In order to meet the reporting obligations from international conventions, European directives and national legislations, countries are required to produce up to date, detailed and harmonised information on their land cover and its use, at different scales and for different domains of applications. Although Europe can build upon a long experience of land cover and land use mapping, most of the existing national datasets respond to different needs and have been produced with differing standards and methodologies, thus lacking comparability across sectors and are in many cases outdated.

In 2010, GeoVille was commissioned to implement the Land Information System Austria (LISA), with the objective to achieve a national consensus on how to perform a continuous mapping of the national land cover and monitor its change. The aim was to reduce the existing lack of information of different fields such as spatial planning, forestry, agriculture, water and natural hazard management, as well as environmental protection and conservation. Today, the homogenous and seamless land cover product covers an area of 84,000 km² and is available for the year 2016. Its the first available nationwide Sentinel-2 based land cover map.

The full system implementation was funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) through the Austrian Space Applications Programme (ASAP) as well as the European Space Agency (ESA).  

"The products derived to monitor land cover and it's changes using Sentinel-2 images provide a substantial new understanding of short-, medium- and long-term changes and their influence on habitat development. These new insights will be a key element to improve our sustainable management of key natural resources [...].”

Gebhard Banko


Get in touch

GeoVille Information Systems
and Data Processing GmbH

Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 512 562021-0
Fax: +43 512 562021-22
Email: info(at)