INNOVATION IN CADASTRE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
The 1. 3 million euro municipal GIS for Caceres, Spain, was built from digital
cartography and alphanumeric data to make information more accessible
to staff and citizens. The project team used MicroStation and MicroStation
GeoGraphics for cartography and database integration; Bentley Descartes to
digitalize and georeference maps, satellite images, and orthophotos; and Geo
Web Publisher for sharing information via the Internet.
The GIS has provided numerous benefits, including better control of tax
collection, improved responsiveness to urban planning questions, superior
management of municipal heritage, total control of the census, and
comprehensive management of street maps. Through the GIS, the public has
access to continually updated information in more than 30 categories with 300
features, 500 maps, and 200,000 records.
All Municipal Geodata Available at Everybody’s Desk
In the Netherlands, the municipality of Tiel had been using CAD and GIS
applications for more than 10 years to build and maintain graphical and linked
administrative datasets. Gemeente Tiel implemented Flexi WEB—based on Geo
Web Publisher—to make geospatial information available from the desktop
(Phase 1) and then to the public (Phase 2).
The project team integrated multiple graphical and nongraphical data sources
into one homogeneous web interface. Data from various departments is now
shared internally and communications, work processes, and decision making
have improved. Among the many benefits, publishing of aerial images and
360-degree panorama pictures has nearly eliminated the need to do outside
inspections, saving an estimated $2 million.