EYE2EYE: A MOBILE APP FOR SMART GOVERNMENT IN THE PROCESS OF LAND CONSOLIDATION IN EUROPE
Art. 2 - by Michael Muller & Ralph Pfannkuche - AED SICAD (Germany)
eye2eye, the mobile app developed by AED-SICAD AG, will support communication among citizens and administration in the context of land consolidation. Citizens and affected landowners will be able to use their mobile devices to participate in the formal land consolidation process.
Land consolidation is a significant planning process in Europe, in which land and its use are key resources. Beyond farming, society needs land parcels also for regenerative energy, traffic networks, tourism, water and flood management, habitat networks and other needs. Performance in processes and open government are significant aspects for balancing diverse claim managements in land use.
The goal is to shorten long processing times and to optimize citizens’ participation. This is necessary to avoid legal proceedings against land consolidation plans. eye2eye will be a tool for brainstorming and discussion by georeferenced comments on the basis of map-based apps. This will complement the existing traditional participation methods based on providing and exchanging paper documents.
Users and Use Cases
The app eye2eye will be integrated in the solution environment available at the "Ministerium für Ländliche Entwicklung, Umwelt und Landwirtschaft des Landes Brandenburg" (Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture of the Federal State of Brandenburg) and the "Verband für Landentwicklung und Flurneuordnung Brandenburg" (Association for Rural Development and Land Consolidation Brandenburg).
In Germany and several other member states of the EU land consolidation is a legally regulated andwell defined process established since decades. eye2eye will be able to enrich these government processes by methods of Open Government and Smart Government.
Improving government for high quality and open citizen services needs a revision of business processes and underlying information technology. Transcending open government to smart government is a focus in citizens’ needs for acceptance of government solutions. In smart government the administration establishes better connections to their customers. 24/7 services, mobile web support, integration of spatial data infrastructure and open data are core technologies for smart government.
eye2eye is intended as a mobile App for webmapping, information, digitizing of notes or drawings and communication:
As a webmap app it enables to navigate easily in maps.
Users can request information on (real world) objects from maps.
The input of georeferenced text notes will be a major function for participation.
Likes help to easy comment details of plans.
Digitizing drawings for change management will be an optional feature in sense of redlining or drawing on top of a map.
eye2eye will bring added value to the already existing land management solution LEFIS (Land-Entwicklungs-Fach-Informations-System), also developed by AED-SICAD AG.
The app will finally combine lot of different data sources:
Cadastre data (partly open data, available in the project, Esri ArcGIS Server Service)
Land consolidation data (not open, available in the project, Esri ArcGIS Server Service)
OSM data (open, available, WMS, WFS, Esri ArcGIS Online, …)
Copernicus Urban Atlas (partly open data, available in the project, WMS)
Open Data with respect to environment, transport, landscape, ecology, ...
Specific INSPIRE ANNEX themes (ViewService, DownloadService)
Interface to GDI-DE (central German SDI): OGC WMS, WFS, WCS
Because of the huge variety of different data sources the app clearly will take advantage of the virtual hub infrastructure that is implemented in the ENERGIC OD project.
The app will be developed in HTML5. A prototype, including a part of the functionality as a native Android app, already exists. The technical architecture will combine free access to GI as well as limited access for authorized users by a role management system. The pilot will manage the ongoing permanent flow of restricted data resources to open data sources by his resource management system.
In a second phase eye2eye will get, if demanded by business use, further enhancements (for example 3D and augmented reality) to improve the visualization of geographic information for citizens’ needs.