Official Austrian basemap and cadastre vector tiles

The BEV (Austrian Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen) has recently published the Austrian cadastre as open data:

The URLs for vector tiles and styles can be found on https://kataster.bev.gv.at under Guide – External

The vector tile URL is:

https://kataster.bev.gv.at/tiles/{kataster | symbole}/{z}/{x}/{y}.pbf

There are 4 different style variations:

https://kataster.bev.gv.at/styles/{kataster | symbole}/style_{vermv | ortho | basic | gis}.json

When configuring the vector tiles in QGIS, we specify the desired tile and style URLs, for example:

For example, this is the “gis” style:

And this is the “basic” style:

The second vector tile source I want to mention is basemap.at. It has been around for a while, however, early versions suffered from a couple of issues that have now been resolved.

The basemap.at project provides extensive documentation on how to use the dataset in QGIS and other GIS, including manuals and sample projects:

Here’s the basic configuration: make sure to set the max zoom level to 16, otherwise, the map will not be rendered when you zoom in too far.

The level of detail is pretty impressive, even if it cannot quite keep up with the basemap raster tiles:

Vector tile details at Resselpark, Vienna
Raster basemap details at Resselpark, Vienna

2 comments
  1. Thank you very helpful.
    With QGIS LTR version 3.22.10, I have followed the described procedure but when opening the layer a warning window pops up “Vector plugs : style cannot be fully converted” and clicking on details I get the following error messages:
    The following warnings were generated during the conversion of the vector tile style:
    Bundeslandname: The reference character Roboto Bold is not available in the system
    Gemeindename: The reference character Roboto Bold is not available in the system
    Grundstücksnummern (Grenzkataster) gross: The reference character Arial Unicode MS Regular is not available in the system
    Grundstücksnummern (Grenzkataster) gross: Skip unsupported expression
    Grundstücksnummern (Grenzkataster) klein: The reference character Arial Unicode MS Regular is not available in the system
    Grundstücksnummern (Grenzkataster) klein: Skip unsupported expression
    Grundstücksnummern (Grundsteuerkataster) gross: The Unicode MS Regular Arial reference character is not available in the system
    Grundstücksnummern (Grundsteuerkataster) klein: The reference character Arial Unicode MS Regular is not available in the system
    KG-Name: The reference character Roboto Bold is not available in the system

    However, opening the layer styles window [F7] in QGIS shows me the list of styles applied to the different layers.

    Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    • These error messages seem to refer to fonts that are used in the vector tile styling but that are not available on your machine. I assume that they may be Windows fonts. Probably the missing fonts are replaced by other (default?) fonts.

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