It is an agreement between local, regional and national state bodies to develop technical specifications with a view to improving cartographic production and data capture methods. It follows the basic guidelines and methodologies described in the European Commission’s INSPIRE1 Directive and is a major European SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) project.
This project will be the first topological geodatabase to support public services in the Piedmont region, structured in accordance with Intesa GIS, Italy’s GIS TopographicDB Specification. Regione. CSI-Piemonte is the project leader and their objectives are to design an information system geared towards service integration and interoperability. In order to comply with one of the basic tenets of INSPIRE, and therefore those of Intesa GIS, the solution has to provide the facility for data to be gathered once and used many times. A convenient and efficient data maintenance system for keeping the data current is also essential. Oracle is the master database for storing their data.
1Spatial’s Radius Topology2 product has been selected as a key solution component to provide a persistent topology management solution for effective data quality management. The implemented solution will enhance and improve the contribution that local authorities across the Piedmont region can provide to its citizens through the provision of best of breed technological support to its public administrations.
Once completed, the project will be among the first Italian implementations of a region-wide geographical database in accordance to the Intesa GIS specification.