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With R3 TREES you can manage all information about public greens and their objects (stock of trees, lawn areas, street furniture, pavements, hedges etc.) and register and programme their maintenance ...

With R3 TREES you can manage all information about public greens and their objects (stock of trees, lawn areas, street furniture, pavements, hedges etc.) and register and programme their maintenance and care (whether lawn cutting jobs, pruning trees, pest control or fertilisation). This presentation explains how the software is used to improve the quality of urban green areas.

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R3 TREES - Integrated Management of Urban Green Areas R3 TREES - Integrated Management of Urban Green Areas Presentation Transcript

  • INTEGRATED MANAGEMENTOF URBAN GREEN AREASPaolo Viskanic (paolo.viskanic@r3-gis.com)Daniel Degasperi (daniel.degasperi@r3-gis.com)Merano and Milano (Italy)
  • Content• Who is R3 GIS?• Why a Green Area Management System?• Geodatabase and Data model• Jobs, inspections, workflows• Citizen information• Conclusions
  • • Founded 2003• Main office in Merano (BZ), second office in Milano• 12 Collaborators, (6 in software development)• Quality Certification ISO 9001:2008• Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium• Funding member of the Foss Academy• Operating through partners in Italy, Austria and Germany
  • ActivitiesSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTCONSULTINGSERVICESTRAININGPROJECTSACTIVITIESENVIRONMENTANDAGRICULTUREGREENAREAMANAGEMENTPUBLICADMINISTRATIONTOURISMANDSKIAREASFOSSACADEMYUTILITIESSECTORS
  • Solutions for the public administration
  • Open Source Technology• CentOS or RedHat operating system• Geodatabase PostgreSQL/PostGIS• PHP, Java, Javascript, HTML• UMN Mapserver/GeoServer• Analysis: Grass, jGrass, gvSIG, uDig, QGis• WebGIS Client: OpenLayers, GisClientR3 GIS contributes to most of these Technologies
  • Management of urban green areas• Public parks and gardens• Private gardens• Cemeteries• Tree-lined streets• Transport corridors with trees and vegetation• River-bank corridors with trees and vegetation
  • Why a Green Area management software?• Documentation in the case of damages• Planning and accounting for maintenance activities• Reporting, statistical analysis• Quality control and improvement
  • Why a WebGIS?• All users access one central database• An authentication system enforces security• Access by all stakeholders involved• Privileges are set according to responsibilities• Access in the field on a tablet or PDA
  • All stakeholders involved
  • Urban green area management with R3 TREESAll stakeholders access the data for their area of competenceCentralGeodatabase2Jobs,inspections,Workflows3CitizenInformation
  • Urban green area management with R3 TREESAll stakeholders access the data for their area of competenceCentralGeodatabase2Jobs,inspections,Workflows3CitizenInformation
  • Data Model requirements• Flexibility (type of managed assets must beconfigurable)• Hierarchical structure (allows different levels ofabstraction)• Compatibility to national standards (National datacore, Inspire)• Applicability to different maintenance jobs (each typeof job requires different tools, expertise, machines andhas a different price)
  • VEGETATIONSTREET FURNITUREMANAGEMENTData model structure
  • Data model exampleVEGETATIONURBAN GREENGREEN AREALAWNFLAT LAWNA101016LAWN WITHCONCRETE BLOCKSA101050LAWNIN ESCARPMENTA101051LAWNIN TRAM LINEA101052CITY GEODATABASE GREEN AREA DATA MODELAssets are classified according to the type of maintenanceactivities they are subject to. This allows for accurate maintenancecost calculations and stimulates update of geometries.
  • Map Interface
  • Map Interface
  • Map Interface• WebGIS interface with standard GIS tools• Based on OGC Standards• Multilingual• Simple geometry editing tools• Print functions in different sizes and formats• Google Street View integrated• Interactive selection, query and Tooltip tools• Editing tools with snapping capability• Legend and hierarchical layer tree• Measuring tools
  • Data entryImport-Export Tools: checksintegrity and topology, storeshistorical informationEditing tools allow entry andmanagement of geometryand attributes directly fromthe map interface
  • Urban green area management with R3 TREESAll stakeholders access the data for their area of competenceCentralGeodatabase2Jobs,inspections,Workflows3CitizenInformation
  • Workflows managed: a view examples• TREES: tree database with main characteristics of eachplant. Workflows for planting and felling trees and forremoving the stump.• VTA: visual and instrumental tree assessments,documentation, traceability• PLAYS: Playgrounds, equipment and periodicalinspections. Management of maintenance activities.• GREEN AREAS: GIS inventory of all objects, statistics,historical information.• JOBS: planning, monitoring and documentation ofmaintenance activities, directly linked to the assetsinvolved• QUALITY: tools to ensure monitoring and action toensure quality of public areas
  • Example: Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)VisualAssessmentInstrumentalchecksPrescriptionsand jobsRisk classApprovalNew VTAplannedEach tree is subject to periodic assessment to ensurepublic safety and quality of urban green spaces
  • Example: Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)Visual AssessmentInstrumental Analysis
  • Job programming and follow-up• Programming of maintenance activities• Quantities are provided by the GIS• Cost is calculated based on quantities• The job is programmed in a certain time period• Closing activities as they are carried outJob, Operator, time of execution, cost, etc. are connectedto actual asset on the ground.historical database
  • Historical databasePLANTED MAY 1985PRUNING APRIL 1989THINNING CANOPY MARCH1991DEAD WOODINGFEBRUARY 1993VISUAL TREE ASSESSMENTJULY 1993THINNING CANOPY MARCH1995VISUAL TREE ASSESSMENTJULY 1998DEAD WOODINGFEBRUARY 2000PRUNING APRIL 2001PRUNING MAY 2003………….
  • Quality controlQuality ischecked inthe fieldNoncompliance istransmittedto serverAsset isidentified andplannedactivities areevaluatedJob is plannedJob carriedout and noncomplianceresolved
  • Quality control• Non compliances are recorded in the field through TrimbleJuno PDAs with Position, photo and attributes.• Synchronisation transfers all data to the server, where it iscombined with the GIS and checked against open jobs andprevious non-compliances• After checks a job is created and assigned to the contractorresponsible for the site
  • Urban green area management with R3 TREESAll stakeholders access the data for their area of competenceCentralGeodatabase2Jobs,inspections,Workflows3CitizenInformation
  • Publication on the web• Main data are made available to the public• Each change in the management application isautomatically applied to the public interface• Public interface is very simple and userfriendly• Examples:– Merano (www.ambiente.comune.merano.bz.it)– Rimini (http://www.antheasit.it/public)
  • Public map of Parks and Recreation of Merano
  • Public map of Parks and Recreation of Merano
  • Who uses R3 TREES?Municipalities:About 35 cities in Italy including Milano, Pavia, Forli, Sanremo,Rimini, …Transport companies:Highway Milano-Genova, Tangenziali di Milano, Ferrovie NordInstitutions managing housing estates:Provinces, Insurance companies, CooperativesContractors for green area management.
  • ConclusionsA well organised GIS of urban green areas can:• Allow you to share all relevant information with allstakeholders• Document all activities and thus take decisions based on dataand gives legal security in case of accidents• Improve management activities by learning from pastexperience• Ensure save and enjoyable parks and recreation areas in yourtown.
  • Thank you for your interestMain office:Via Johann Kravogl, 239012 Merano (BZ)Tel. +39 0473 494949Fax +39 0473 069902Office in Milano:Via Vallisneri, 220133 Milano (MI)