[mapserver-users] examples of Web GIS interaction between
Steve.Lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Thu Oct 16 23:51:58 EDT 2008
We use web gis in a couple of situations to collect geographic information
that is used as part of a departmental business process:
1) Tagged fish reporting. Staff created an application to capture the locations
where tagged fish were caught. That information is used to generally locate
the catch in a water body, but it also used to direct the details of the catch to
the appropriate field staff.
2) Burning Permit Sales. We use a simple application that allows users to locate
the site where they intend to burn stuff (woody debris). That location is critical
in determining if they are in an area that is open to burning, what specific
restrictions might be in affect and so on. Those locations are then made available
to emergency response folks though an extranet web mapping application so they
know where active permits are at any time.
>>> "M. Fioretti" <mfioretti at nexaima.net> 10/16/08 9:20 AM >>>
Many state and local Public Administrations around the world use Open
Source GIS software to present their geographic data through the
Internet. Most of those websites, however, are one-way only. The end
user can navigate through a digital map, zoom, unzoom, select layers
and so on... but he or she cannot use the system to directly
_communicate_ geographic-related information to the Public
Administration which created that website.
I am thinking to any kind of things like
"click on this map wherever you have seen an abusive dumpster/polluted
springs/ill trees/ whatever, enter a short explanation in the form
which will pop up and the server will immediately send that comment
via email to the police station closer to that point and put a link to
your comment on the map itself"
Do you know of any website of this kind? the reason I'm asking is both
to write an article on this and to add such examples to a generic
presentation about "GIS for local public administrations" I have to
give next month.
Thank you in advance for any input.
Your own civil rights and the quality of your life heavily depend on how
software is used *around* you: http://digifreedom.net/node/84
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