[OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local governance

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Mar 12 02:48:17 PDT 2009

Hi All,

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Dr Suchith Anand
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Rafal Wawer
Sent: 12 March 2009 09:32
To: OSGeo Discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local

Hi Maning,

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
works. gvSIG's
website: http://www.gvsig.gva.es/

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: 

Best regards:


Dr. Rafal Wawer
R&D Division SADL (Spatial Application Division) Celestijnenlaan 200e
bus 2224
BE-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
tel. 0032 16 329731

----- Original Message -----
From: "maning sambale" <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
To: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:28 AM
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] case studies on FOSS Geo for local governance

> Hi,
> 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
> zoning
> 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?
> -- 
> cheers,
> maning
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