Ten years ago Al Gore envisioned a "Digital Earth" as a model of three-dimensional and multi-temporal representation of the planet, while three years ago Kofi Annan at the “World Summit on the Information Society" saw in the Internet connection to all the world’s cities a cornerstone in the development of digital democracy. These statements actually anticipated the importance and role of ICT and the Internet in the start of new governance practices for development and transformation of cities and regions. Current technological development makes it possible to imagine new models of geo-knowledge developed on the basis of interactions and contaminations between the amount of public geographic data and private information, combined with "Web 2.0" approaches and new data acquired by sensors and transmitted to the web "in real time". In this context the "wiki" approach unit with “global geo-exploration”- resulting from the new paradigm of geo-web representation - promotes the spread of the practices of “geotagging”, and the creation of new public and diffused geo-knowledge (see Wikimapia.org) and potentially integrated with expert geo-knowledge (see www.eyeonearth.eu). This scenario, based on new models of shared geo-knowledge about the territory, can therefore guide the actions of local government in responding consistently to questions posed by the community, assuming the approval of the dual track of public and expert geo-knowledge and local and shared geo-knowledge of the communities. Within IUAV-FPT, two simultaneously designed geographic based applications are interesting in particular for the various solutions adopted in relation to the geo-information request and its functionality. In the GIS project for the city of Mola di Bari "geotagging" tools are applied to participatory processes and allow the "sedimentation" of historical and cultural values into a geo-database; the geo-portal for GAL Venezia Orientale is a GEO-SDK platform and is part of a Content Management System with communication and document management functions.

Geographic information and Web, new paradigm of knowledge for the local government

BORGA, GIOVANNI;SCHIFANI, CLAUDIO
2009

Abstract

Ten years ago Al Gore envisioned a "Digital Earth" as a model of three-dimensional and multi-temporal representation of the planet, while three years ago Kofi Annan at the “World Summit on the Information Society" saw in the Internet connection to all the world’s cities a cornerstone in the development of digital democracy. These statements actually anticipated the importance and role of ICT and the Internet in the start of new governance practices for development and transformation of cities and regions. Current technological development makes it possible to imagine new models of geo-knowledge developed on the basis of interactions and contaminations between the amount of public geographic data and private information, combined with "Web 2.0" approaches and new data acquired by sensors and transmitted to the web "in real time". In this context the "wiki" approach unit with “global geo-exploration”- resulting from the new paradigm of geo-web representation - promotes the spread of the practices of “geotagging”, and the creation of new public and diffused geo-knowledge (see Wikimapia.org) and potentially integrated with expert geo-knowledge (see www.eyeonearth.eu). This scenario, based on new models of shared geo-knowledge about the territory, can therefore guide the actions of local government in responding consistently to questions posed by the community, assuming the approval of the dual track of public and expert geo-knowledge and local and shared geo-knowledge of the communities. Within IUAV-FPT, two simultaneously designed geographic based applications are interesting in particular for the various solutions adopted in relation to the geo-information request and its functionality. In the GIS project for the city of Mola di Bari "geotagging" tools are applied to participatory processes and allow the "sedimentation" of historical and cultural values into a geo-database; the geo-portal for GAL Venezia Orientale is a GEO-SDK platform and is part of a Content Management System with communication and document management functions.
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