Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying

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AustriaAustria  Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying (BEV)
Austrian authority
State level Federation
Position of the authority subordinate agency
At sight Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Location
founding 1923 (1806 topographic institute , 1839 kk military geographic institute , 1921 federal surveying office )
Headquarters Vienna 2 , Schiffamtsgasse 1–3
Authority management Wernher Hoffmann (President), Robert Edelmaier (Vice President)
Website www.bev.gv.at
A measurement mark of the Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying

The Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying ( BEV ) is responsible for official surveying in Austria and is the national metrology institute .


His responsibilities include the following:

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  • Surveying and administrative work related to the state border
  • Management of the National Metrology Institute (NMI), which provides measurement standards according to the SI system of units .
  • Physical-technical testing service for the technical implementation of calibrations and testing of measuring devices in connection with national standards.

In addition to the central facilities for the basic tasks in Vienna , the BEV maintains branch offices throughout Austria to carry out its tasks . These are run as surveying offices or calibration and surveying offices (full functionality) or as information centers (only for party traffic, providing information).

Legal basis

The following laws form the basis for the work of the BEV :

In addition, there are provisions in numerous other laws on land surveying ( Forest Act , Soil Estimation Act , etc.) and on legal calibration issues (Time Counting Act, Pre-Packing Ordinance, etc.)

Web links

Commons : Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Franziszeische (2) land survey of the Empire of Austria