About LACO-Wiki

The LACO-Wiki project

LACO-Wiki is a project founded in 2014 and now operated by the project partners the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and GeoVille GmbH, henceforth the LACO-Wiki team. The project was initially funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the Austrian Space Applications Programme (ASAP).

This project is based on the LACOVAL tool, which was available as an alpha prototype in 2013 and was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Further developments of LACO-Wiki have been made possible by the Austrian Environment Agency (to support the validation of Copernicus high resolution layers) and ESA’s EO Science for Society initiative, which has helped to develop new features in LACO-Wiki and create an open source version of LACO-Wiki Mobile for in situ land cover data collection.

Press information

LACO-Wiki logo

The LACO-Wiki logo is available in the following styles:

  • full color on white background (link)
  • greyscale on white background (link)
  • full color on transparent background (link)
  • greyscale on transparent background (link)
  • white on transparent background (link)

The LACO-Wiki logo should not be used without the prior consent of the LACO-Wiki team. Requests for permission to use the LACO-Wiki logo must be sent to info@laco-wiki.net.

Terms of use

The Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of LACO-Wiki can be viewed at any time by clicking on the links. When you log onto LACO-Wiki for the first time, you will be shown the Terms of Use (with a link to the Privacy Policy), which you must accept in order to continue. Whenever the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy are updated, you will be informed and be required to accept any new changes.


LACO-Wiki has been translated into many languages. The LACO-Wiki team wants to thank everyone who has been involved in the translation process. Below is a list of the people and the respective language they were working on.

Language First Name Last Name Institution
Czech Martin Siklar GeoVille
English Linda See IIASA
French Aline Mosnier IIASA
French Hugo Valin IIASA
German Christopher Dresel IIASA
German Martin Hofer GeoVille
German Christoph Perger IIASA
Greek Vyron Antoniou Hellenic Military Academy
Italian Fulvio Di Fulvio IIASA
Portuguese Cidália Fonte University of Coimbra
Russian Dmitry Schepaschenko IIASA
Spanish Juan-Carlos Laso-Bayas IIASA
Turkish Kübra Durmus IIASA
Turkish Dilek Fraisl IIASA
Ukrainian Olha Danylo IIASA
11 languages 15 contributors

Contact information

Contact points of the LACO-Wiki team in both project partner organisations are:

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Dr. Steffen Fritz
Ecosystems Services and Management
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg, Austria
+43(0) 2236 807 353

GeoVille Information Systems GmbH
Mag. Jürgen Weichselbaum
Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
+43(0) 512 562021

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