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Acronym of the case:

georreferenciacion

Web address of the case:

Country of the case:

Spain

Posting Date:

14 May 2009

Last Edited Date:

29 November 2010

Author:

Francisco Marcelo (Spanish Administration)
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Type of initiative

  • Project or service-imgProject or service

Case Abstract

Facility based on official city maps data to locate public offices. It aims to locate public offices and services, offering an intuitive interface.

The cartography used is provided by the National Geographic Institute.

 

Description of the case

Sector
Date
May 2006 to December 2009
Date operational
February 2007
Target Users
Citizen
Target Users Description

People who want to know where public offices are.

Civil servants who want to study the geographical distribution of public offices for planning purposes.

Scope
National
Status
Pilot
Language(s)
Spanish
Other
Catalan, Basque, Galician

Policy Context and Legal Framework

Project Size and Implementation

Type of initiative
Content provision
Overall Implementation approach
Public administration
Technology choice
Standards-based technology
Funding source
Public funding national

Implementation and Management Approach

The project is the result of co-operation among several public organizations:

- Dirección General para el impulso de la Administración Electrónica.

- Dirección General para el Desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información, Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio.

- Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Ministerio de Fomento

- Dirección General del Catastro, Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda

- Instituto Nacional de Estadística

 

Technology solution

The service is offered as a ofrece "generic brand” so that it can be personalized to follow the web stile of the different organisms. The base software is the following:

- Postgres 8.1.5, as data base (free BSD license).

- Postgis 1.1.6,  spatial data extension for Postgres.

- Tomcat 5.5, servlet container.

- JDK 5.0,  (Java Developer kit).

- Mapserver, open software maps server.

- OpenLayers, web client for maps visualization.

 

Impact, innovation and results

Track record of sharing

The project is opened to share the service specifications and implementation details with other administrative bodies in Spain or across Europe that might be interested in.

Lessons learnt

- This is a case study of trade offs between in house developments and external services.

- When administrative bodies do not get some direct advantage of a service implementation is slow.

- Is cadastral data the best input for a city map?

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