GIS Web application

Project information

Index: 1000C3
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Natural and technological risks (including climate change)
Location PORTUGAL CONTINENTE Batalha Centro (P) Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007

Topic of the practice

Online avalilability of cartographic information with different levels of access

Good Practice Information

This application allows the creation of several webmaps with different levels of information and support all thematic maps with relevant information about fire prevention (just like land use, water thanks, watchtowers, forest roads, bulldozers, autobombas, forestry management tracks, risk cartography, burnt areas, starting point, etc.). The application is available online for all users, but allow a restrict access for civil protection agents, with all information from Emergency Municipal Plan and can provide all the information about fire prevention, detecting and management.
All users, stakeholders and civil protection agents plan and manage their investment and options on forest prevention by using this application. The platform provides the visualization of High Resolution Aerial Photos, Military Maps and Planning Maps. It is possible a real-time navigation and the planning of new buildings and infrastructures according to risk areas.
The system requires the input of several shapefiles and satellite images. The system runs on a web application and it is available on where it offers different webmaps with different levels of access.
Cost: acquisition: 14.000€ + upgrade: 8.000€; Time: 4 months

Evidence of success

The system is available online for all users with geographic information about the municipality, available in 16 webmaps. With a different level of access, the geographic information of the Emergency Municipal Plan is available to the major organs involved in local defence and fire fighting, where they can manage real-time mission planning and accessing to all thematic maps available online, manage resources and vehicles, strategy fighting and determining evacuation of population. They can use this system to train in exercises but also in real situations.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Viviane Ascenso

Batalha Municipality

Annex completed on: 04-02-2012

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