An Interoperable GIS Solution for the Public Administration

  • Artur Rocha
  • João Correia Lopes
  • Luís Bártolo
  • Rui Chilro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2739)


Geographical information is of strategic importance, when comes to land use management decision-making and GIS are essential resources for the production of land use management instruments, commonly known as plans (e.g. master plans).

To build them, local authorities require multi-disciplinary teams with different competences and responsibilities. Many of these teams are external to the municipality and in the position of sub-contractors. With so many actors involved, the result is often a complex mesh of incoherent spatial data. Overcoming this problem often leads to huge overheads for the public administration.

This paper addresses a possible technical solution for this issue, based on international standards (e.g. OpenGIS) and profiting from the current state of technological development.


Master Plan Spatial Data Infrastructure Management Instrument Scalable Vector Graphic Object Request Broker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artur Rocha
    • 1
  • João Correia Lopes
    • 1
  • Luís Bártolo
    • 1
  • Rui Chilro
    • 1
  1. 1.INESC-PortoPortoPortugal

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