Workshop on the implementation of Web GIS for City of Čačak

Under the project „Strengthening of local land management in Serbia“ the Workshop on the implementation of Web GIS for the City of Čačak was held on 15th and 16th April 2014.

The project “Strengthening of local land management in Serbia” is financed by the Government of Federal Republic of Germany. Implementation of the project is carried out by the German consortium of the consulting companies AMBERO Consulting and ICON Institute, in cooperation with partners in Serbia at the national and local level and German organization for technical cooperation – GIZ. The main national partner for the realization of the project is the Ministry of Construction and Urban Planning.

The second phase of the project is carried out in the period 2013 – 2015 and the basic components include support for:

  1. Sustainable urban development

  2. Construction land development and real estate valuation

  3. Establishment of GIS in the individual local government units.

One of the goals of the project is to improve the existing information system on land use in Čačak. It is planned to publish current spatial and urban plans, harmonized according to the standards, on the Internet through a Web GIS applications. In a further stage, it will be identified and analyzed not sufficiently utilized potential for construction. Results of the analysis should be published through the Web GIS application in order to enable access for the users and potential investors.

An example from Germany for registration and view of the digital plan documents over the Internet using the standard GML format was presented at the workshop in Čačak. Also, the data model for the implementation of Web GIS solutions for the City of Čačak was presented.

Republic Geodetic Authority took part at the meeting in order to present the current activities that are of interest to local government and important for the implementation of the project. During the workshop participants were introduced to the services and possibility of access to RGA data as a support to local government. Besides, presentation was given on the most important activities related to the establishment of NSDI and implementation of the INSPIRE directive, as well as on current and upcoming projects related to support the introduction of modern technologies for the collection and exchange of geoinformation.

During the discussion representatives of the German consortium and project participants from local governments have expressed interest in using RGA data and services, products from IGIS project, datasets done within EuroGeographics, as well as the possibility of including in the implementation of the upcoming project.