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).

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the LACO-Wiki team and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
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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

LACO-Wiki is a tool, completely open and free to use in return for the agreement to share the validation data *), so we can make the validation data free and openly available. By using the tool you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to this then please contact us so we can discuss the terms of use.

*) Validation data contains just the location and the classification and does not include the dataset that has been validated itself.


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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