[OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local governance
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Mar 12 02:48:17 PDT 2009
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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Rafal Wawer
Sent: 12 March 2009 09:32
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local
For me the best success story is gvSIG project, which was actually
created on behalf of Valencia's local government. I am sure there are
planty of gvSIG users on that mailing list - they can tell best how it
At the European level you can look into IDABC's Open Source Observatory
and Repository www.osor.eu.
In Belgian region of Flanders the government uses OSS as a tool for
agricultural policy - geGIS project www.gegis.org The case on
application in egovernment is discussed here:
Dr. Rafal Wawer
R&D Division SADL (Spatial Application Division) Celestijnenlaan 200e
tel. 0032 16 329731
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local governance
> We are looking for case studies/success stories in deploying FOSS Geo
> for local government. I earnestly believe that FOSS tools are
> available for adoption in local government. Critical is how to
> integrated them to a provincial/city wide government IT
> infrastructure. In the Philippines, geospatial technologies are often
> used in:
> property/parcel tax mapping
> development planning
> However, in most cases these "domains" are "loosely" integrated.
> Sometimes the GIS in the planning division doesn't "communicate" with
> the assesor's office in terms of data management. What we are looking
> for are stories that integrate FOSS GEO tools in the overall IT
> infrastructure. I know some of the strategies maybe "institutional"
> rather than technical in nature.
> What technologies do we need (dbase managment, server, desktop apps)?
> How do we provide capacity to local government staff?
> How do we integrate the data into planning?
> Any ideas?
> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
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> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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