The aim of the Address Register is to maintain an authentic database of geocoded addresses throughout Austria and to form the basis for other administrative registers for e-government and also to be accessible to local authorities as well as the general public. Geocoding gives the addresses a spatial reference, which is important not only for administrative agencies, business and private users but also for fire and rescue services. Local authorities have free access in order to carry out their statutory responsibilities. Individual addresses can also be queried free of charge by private individuals. More detailed or commercially used queries and analyses are subject to charges.
Management of the Address Register is the responsibility of the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying.
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