ABSTRACT: In 1817 Austria started the first large-scale countrywide mapping of land use and land ownership. Since this time the documentation of land information was conducted continuously. Nowadays Austria has a national data infrastructure with a countrywide cadaster, topographic maps, time series of orthophotos, high-resolution Digital Terrain Models, and – on province level – various sectorial data about land, land cover, and land use. The project Land Information System Austria (LISA) demonstrates how to implement – based on the existing data infrastructure – an Austrian-wide homogeneous land cover and land use monitoring solution with state of the art technology that meet the requirements of governmental institutions on state, provincial and municipality level.