Use BaseMap-Austria ( with QGIS 2.x and ArcGIS 10.2.x

The Austrian  govermental geodata-departments offer a free Basemap for Austria – ( – similar to GoogleMaps or OSM, based on official governmental data.

You can access this map via QGIS too – add a WMS/WMTS-Layer and use the following URL


… for the best rendering-quality (no distortions) choose Google’s Pseudo Mercator as Project(Display)-CRS: EPSG 3857 (in QGIS 2.x: Settings – Project properties)

Choosing EPSG 3857 in QGIS 2.2
Choosing EPSG 3857 in QGIS 2.2