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MappaTO

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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MappaTO is a web application designed to offer citizens a web 2.0 instrument to customise and share maps on the City of Turin website. Using Google Maps technology, MappaTO lets users create maps with points of interest, paths and areas. Moreover, citizens can make their maps private or public, changeable or unchangeable. Every citizen can see public maps, but only identified people can create and share their maps. Identification and authorisation are provided by the Torino Facile system, the portal where it is possible to find all online municipal services and where a citizen can register and acquire an individual digital identity so as to be securely identified on the city portals. All the categories and some of the maps are provided directly by the City of Turin back office editors, but the service is totally open to citizen input.

MappaTO functionalities are:

  • Categorising city points of interest, paths and areas;
  • Providing and sharing categorised thematic maps;
  • Giving citizens the chance to publish and share their own maps;
  • Encouraging user collaboration and other users’ map building;
  • Exporting maps to Google Earth and TomTom systems.

It is important to note that the project is designed in such a way that map infrastructure can be easily changed and Google cartography can be replaced.>

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Information society, technology, media and audiovisual
Type of activity:
Keywords: Maps, cartography, web 2.0
Short English description: MappaTO functionalities are: Categorising city points of interest, paths and areas; Providing and sharing categorised thematic maps; Giving citizens the chance to publish and share their own maps; Encouraging user collaboration and other users’ map building; Exporting maps to Google Earth and TomTom systems.
Further information
Organisation: City of Turin
Other applicants:
Homepage:
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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