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Web-GIS platform for green infrastructure in Bucharest, Romania
Author(s): Mihai Sercaianu; Florian Petrescu; Mihaela Aldea; Luca Oana; George Rotaru
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Paper Abstract

In the last decade, reducing urban pollution and improving quality of public spaces became a more and more important issue for public administration authorities in Romania. The paper describes the development of a web-GIS solution dedicated to monitoring of the green infrastructure in Bucharest, Romania. Thus, the system allows the urban residents (citizens) to collect themselves and directly report relevant information regarding the current status of the green infrastructure of the city. Consequently, the citizens become an active component of the decision-support process within the public administration. Besides the usual technical characteristics of such geo-information processing systems, due to the complex legal and organizational problems that arise in collecting information directly from the citizens, additional analysis was required concerning, for example, local government involvement, environmental protection agencies regulations or public entities requirements. Designing and implementing the whole information exchange process, based on the active interaction between the citizens and public administration bodies, required the use of the “citizen-sensor” concept deployed with GIS tools. The information collected and reported from the field is related to a lot of factors, which are not always limited to the city level, providing the possibility to consider the green infrastructure as a whole. The “citizen-request” web-GIS for green infrastructure monitoring solution is characterized by a very diverse urban information, due to the fact that the green infrastructure itself is conditioned by a lot of urban elements, such as urban infrastructures, urban infrastructure works and construction density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 95350L (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2192680
Show Author Affiliations
Mihai Sercaianu, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering Bucharest (Romania)
Florian Petrescu, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering Bucharest (Romania)
Mihaela Aldea, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering Bucharest (Romania)
Luca Oana, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering Bucharest (Romania)
George Rotaru, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9535:
Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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