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Development of the Open- GIS system to integrate the mathematical models and economical analysis

Description (what, how, where and when): State of the art GIS (e.g. WMS, WFS, CSW, GeoRSS) and Web (e.g. HTML, XML, JavaScript, AJAX) technologies will be used to design and develop a system with a distributed architecture, able to connect in an automated mode all the inputs generated by the users, the numerical modelling outputs and environmental costs. The system will contain the following main components:

  • Data fusion & routing application, necessary for effective handling/converting the data and able to automatically route the data from the end-users to the system (the mathematical models) and reverse (return the model output). Specially programmed Task-and-Stay-Resident (TSR) software will be programmed using specific API’s for each of the awaited inputs.
  • Application servers. Two interconnected servers, one for the map related services and second for data storage and retrieval, will handle the access and display of GIS database, layer selection actions, different queries and spatial analysis. Both will be constructed using mature, standard compliant, free and open source solutions. This will ensure a low implementation cost and increased transparency and portability.
  • Client applications with graphical interfaces designed according with end-users needs will assure a simple and friendly environment for spatial data management. A set of complex predefined queries will be accessible via the client graphical interface so the users can easy extract the information they need. The result of the queries will be available as a report, a map or a chart.

The system will be developed using standard compliant server side geospatial applications with respect for the INSPIRE Directive requirements and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications.

Expected results (quantitative information when possible): The aim of this action is to obtain a web based and modular system witch uses the power of geospatial tools to create a virtual environment for the end-users. Here they can create scenarios with proposals for basinal management measures to enhance the water quality, send the created scenarios to the mathematical models and analyze the modelled impact of the measures and environmental costs using GIS functionality.