Open Knowledge

Location datasets / 2014 35% open


What data is expected?

A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (shape)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


A dataset with information on the region, district and municipality of a ZIP code is available on the government's open data portal, but this dataset does not contain geo-coordinates, No dataset that meets the description of this survey appears to be publicly available at this point. Further observation: The Statistical Agency Austria holds related geospatial data. Apparently, data can be purchased from the agency. Data is available here on OpenGeoDB: On the webpage of the Austrian Postal Service user can search for a postal code, but no geospatial information is provided. That geospatial data exist can be verified here:

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  • Daniela Mattern


  • Daniela Mattern