Portal on institutional territorial indicators available on internet in Europe (D59)
By Guénaël DEVILLET and Christophe BREUER (Université de Liège) | February 2008 | caENTI deliverable 59
Within the framework of the CAENTI European project (coordination action of European Network of Territorial Intelligence) of the FP6 (Sixth European framework program), research on the territorial indicators, their treatment and their mode of representation, was undertaken. The objective is to represent, for actors implied in several sectors (in particular social), data which they use for the method CATALYSE.
After multiple research on the indicators, their accessibility and their definition in the European Union of twenty-seven (CHEN and Al, 2006; CAENTI 2008), it was necessary to treat the problem of the installation of the territorial portal of information for the actors, available on Internet. Concretely, it is a question of allowing the visualization of data characterizing the socio-economic environment of the populations to increase the comprehension of the territories, their dynamic and their problems, and of allowing a prospective view of the data collected by the actors near the populations at a more appropriate scale.
The cartographic representation was privileged to allow a better legibility of information, the comprehension of the space disparities and the possibility of comparison with other areas. All in all, although the reading of maps is not acquired for all, it is a powerful communications tools.
It was decided that this tool would be available for free on Internet, which generates complex technical and legal constraints, in terms of treatments, of representation and spread of information. Nevertheless, thanks to this free use, this tool will be used by the local actors, often confronted with budgetary and human important restrictions.
Our work was thus focused on the following tasks, in order to emit a list of specification for the creation of a European gate of territorial information, and to improve the current data (offers, distribution):
- obtaining the contextual and geographical data (administrative cuttings and statistics);
- the study and the implementation of the representation modes of cartographic on-line information;
- the study and the implementation of the techniques of information and meta-information storage;
This delivrable will initially treat of territorial information and geographical files (shapefiles) collection making it possible together to create cartography of socio-economic and environmental contextual information. This part will take into account the constraints related to the mode of representation selected and will determine the essence of the characterization of this one. The second part will give the broad outlines of the cartographic representations selected for the prototype of the cartographic tool. The third part will treat management of the data and metadata within the system. The fourth part concerns the presentation of portal. Then we will conclude.
Cite this report
DEVILLET G., OSTIR K., PEHANI P., LANDRE M., 2009. Portal on institutional territorial indicators available on internet in Europe, deliverable 59 of caENTI, project funded under FP6 research program of the European Union, 36 pages <URL: http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu/index.php/caenti/deliverable59>
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