GeoCREV: veterinary geographical information system and the development of a practical sub-national spatial data infrastructure

Ferrè, Nicola and Mulatti, Paolo and Mazzucato, Matteo and Lorenzetto, Monica and Trolese, Matteo and Pandolfo, Dario and Vio, Piero and Sitta, Guido and Marangon, Stefano (2011) GeoCREV: veterinary geographical information system and the development of a practical sub-national spatial data infrastructure. Geospatial health , 5 (2). pp. 275-283. ISSN 1970-7096


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This paper illustrates and discusses the key issues of the geographical information system (GIS) developed by the Unit of Veterinary Epidemiology of the Veneto region (CREV), defined according to user needs, spatial data (availability, accessibility and applicability), development, technical aspects, inter-institutional relationships, constraints and policies. GeoCREV, the support system for decision-making, was designed to integrate geographic information and veterinary laboratory data with the main aim to develop a sub-national, spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for the veterinary services of the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy. Its implementation required (i) collection of data and information; (ii) building a geodatabase; and (iii) development of a WebGIS application. Tools for the management, collection, validation and dissemination of the results (public access and limited access) were developed. The modular concept facilitates the updating and development of the system according to user needs and data availability. The GIS management practices that were followed to develop the system are outlined, followed by a detailed discussion of the key elements of the GIS implementation process (data model, technical aspects, inter-institutional relationship, user dimension and institutional framework). Problems encountered in organising the non-spatial data and the future work directions are also described.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: geographical information system, data mart, veterinary sciences, Italy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 630 Agricoltura e tecnologie connesse > 636 Allevamento di animali > 636.089 Scienze veterinarie, Medicina veterinaria
900 Storia, Geografia e discipline ausiliarie > 910 Geografia e viaggi > 910.285 Geographic information systems
Depositing User: biblioteca 7
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 07:22
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 07:22

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