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Geographical Information System

 The project’s scope is the exploitation of Open Public Data, as are published in Greek Government Gazette Issues, the Diavgeia project and various Geoportals, related to spatial legislation and licensing of economic activities, and the combined provision of relevant descriptive and vector information to the Administration, production units, professionals and the public. The mining of information will be pursued using Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing techniques, and its representation as Linked Data using of appropriate Ontologies expected to be developed within the project. The data will be associated and linked to pre-existing open geospatial data and will be then made available by developing a dedicated web application.The Partnership Members’ experience in research excellence and innovation as well as in the employment of cutting edge technology constitute common base for the technological solutions that are to be developed and integrated to the design and realization of the relevant services. The task in hand pertains to systematic analysis of users’ needs as well as the development of applications, tools, user interfaces and services, while adopting innovative open source software solutions and/ or exploiting commercial software solutions and dataflows for the installation, control and optimisation of the offered services. The integration of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies with technologies of integrated management and processing of geospatial data bases, cartography and spatial analysis in web applications constitute the principal axes of innovation concerning the proposed project. The completion of the project and the operation of the proposed Web Application ensure the provision of well documented, updated, visualized and interlinked information concerning spatial regulations and environmental permissions. Potential users are prospective investors active in all the productive sectors of the economy (primary, secondary and tertiary), Consultants and Legal Advisors, Real Estate Brokers, Spatial Data Producers, Civil Society organizations and specified-interest groups (environmental organizations, companies, etc.) and Central and Decentralized Decision-Making Services of spatial planning and licensing. A specific market research is to be carried out within the project, which will further clarify the needs of potential users and the pricing policy of related services.

With the implementation of the web-based application, the sense of legal certainty among traders is expected to increase, the cost of investment decision-making to be reduced, the citizens’ well informed ability to interfere with the institutionalization to be increased as well as the implementation of environmental policy and the effectiveness of relevant decisions (legislation - licensing) Central, Decentralized Management and Regional / Local Government.

The project was co‐financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE - INNOVATE (project code:Τ1EDK-01000).

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