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INSPIRE Driven Geospatial Software Modules: “Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Horizontal Sector for the Implementation of INSPIRE Directive”

Dursun Yıldırım Bayar and Yasemin Koç

(Submission #313)


Within the context of “Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Horizontal Sector for the Implementation of INSPIRE Directive”, an EU and Republic of Turkey cofinanced Project, Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Directorate General of Geographical Information Systems established an open source cloud based infrastructure in order to manage INSPIRE driven geospatial software modules and some other software components, such as process modeling tool and cloud management softwares. The cloud based system of geospatial software modules establishes a scalable and cost efficient urban information system infrastructure for local governments and other relevant geospatial data producer and user institutions.

By joining main functions such as drawing, viewing, editing, saving, reporting, querying and sharing with municipal work flow processes, geospatial software modules are developed. These modules include, topographic base map, address assessment (provide necessary tools to register the buildings), infrastructure module (underground facilities such as sewer, drinking water, power lines, natural gas, and etc.), building inventory module (ownership, plan, energy efficiency, and etc.), expropriation (implementation of related legislative issues), land readjustment application (readjusment within implementation plan), cemetery module (management of cemetery processes), urban information module (3D visualization, editing, querying and analysis based on standards such as CityGML). As many of the mentioned modules have direct outputs in producing standard geospatial data regarding specific data themes, some of the modules also produce relevant urban data according to the spatial work processes of local governments.

Local governments are responsible to produce geospatial data, to prepare urban renewal projects, make address assessment, prepare urban plans etc. and to serve this data that are produced in these work processes to the geospatial community. Specifically small and medium scaled municipalities like province and district municipalities, have deficiency in financial and human resources which causes delays for establishing urban information system infrastructure. The geospatial software modules are developed for free use of local governments and other institutions in order to establish an efficient service environment.

The geospatial modules are expected to benefit in forcing the use of geographical standards, increasing the implementation capacity and collaboration among institutions (municipalities, governmental institutions, private sector etc.), sharing and providing exchange of data between institutions using standards, reducing capital expenditures on establishing GIS based systems, secure accessing to reliable data online, improving quality of work and service, increasing quality, productivity and efficiency for geospatial production and setting standardized high efficiency procedures by using process modeling and management activities.


Topic Area:  [3.2] Tools and technologies
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   Yes
Policy Officers:   Yes
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   Yes
Comments:   INSPIRE geospatial software, cloud computing, urban information system

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