The cadastral echographical system of the Umbria region

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award


In complex scenarios like those of the public administration (PA), sharing resources between different institutions working together can bring economic benefits and timeliness of responses. Today, the network community of PA is the key to success for a proper policy on the management of public resource.

In this context, the project ‘Digitalisation of echographic cadastral maps’ was launched to deal with the development of e-Government, and the information society, with the aim of rendering efficient the processes of the PA. The project intends to decompose and also reassemble on a regional scale the echographic data held by the Umbrian Councils, through Applicatory Cooperation Process of the PA. The demand to start this project is to complete and automate the territorial information that Councils hold in fragmentary and poor reference form, by using G.I.S. technologies as a tool for combining different data sets. The following objectives are pursued: to supply a cadastral echographic database; to organise a regional structure, responsible for carrying out regional coordination for both collection and verification of the comparability of cadastral data from each municipal database; to provide maintenance and development of appropriate services to consult an echographical plan, using the tools offered by the region through cooperative application.

The database was created from and by the integration of alphanumeric and spatial data from different sources (earth, aerial photographs etc.), through the use of mixed-type technology GIS / RDBMS. The essential elements of the regional database are identified in the echographic information; the ownership is the council related to the municipal roads, the civic numbering and coded buildings. The database is based on the standard relational scale and structured by class information that has sufficient significance and a degree of autonomy compared to the overall conceptual framework. The conceptual schema of the database is structured in three layers of information: civic numbers, streets and buildings. The software applications are divided into software and management. The software allows for the organising of the relationships between civic numbers, buildings, building units and municipal roads, so one can assign to each unit estate one or more numbers giving access to the various units falling on municipal roads. It allows for adding, editing and displaying of both alphanumeric and geometric data information of the three main layers of the database. The management system is developed through the structuring and control of databases of the municipal street, the civic numbering and single property register, as a census of all buildings and units in the municipality.

This project can increase the quality and quantity of services to business and citizens; improve the productivity of public administration. It can achieve technological development of industries related to processing activities and urban planning as well as involve stakeholders in decisionmaking processes affecting the spatial transformation. In particular, by using the database, every Umbrian council can cross spatial and tax data and may also have an initial level of information to form the first nucleus of the Municipal Building register.

Award info
Award category: leadership and change
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Regional policy and development, decentralisation
Type of activity: e-government
Keywords: Cadastral echography, GIS, e-Government
Short English description: The project intends to decompose and also reassemble on a regional scale the echographic data held by the Umbrian Councils, through Applicatory Cooperation Process of the PA
Further information
Organisation: Umbria Region, Direzione Ambiente Territorio e Infrastrutture Servizio Informatico/Informativo: Geografico, Ambientale e Territoriale
Other applicants:
Level of government: regional level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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The cadastral echographical system of the Umbria region (43.1055971° N, 12.3784461° E)
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