6 - The strategic stakes for the development of rural territories up to 2020

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Major changes and evolution of rural territories
Welcoming policies to foster territorial cohesion
The digital revolution for the development of the attractiveness of rural territories

Daan VAN SETTEN, GE Data

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6 - The strategic stakes for the development of rural territories up to 2020

  1. 1. Using Spatial Technologies for promoting Rural Areas Modifiez le style des sous-titres du masque
  2. 2. History / State of the Art Revolution of Online Dynamic Mapping over the last 5 years • High speed internet => Fluid navigation • Availability of base maps (satellite imagery, aerial photography) • Massive publication of contextual data • Open Source / Low cost mapping tools • Revolution of navigation tools / access to GPS • High level of Ergonomics (ease of use) Examples • Google Maps, Google Earth, Google StreetView • Open Street Map • Microsoft Bing Maps • IGN GeoPortail • …..GRISI PLUS Consulting maps becomes common on a global level©…. 2 GE-Data, February 2012
  3. 3. Why maps ? Promotion of a territory • Attract newcomers (freelancers, SMEs, …) • Attract investors • Attract Tourism • Promote local products • …. Need to gather relevant information on • Physical accessibility : roads, airports, railway stations, …. • ICT infrastructure • Environment / Landscape • Real Estate • Local services, suppliers, competitors, partners • Socio economic data • Local products Modern Mapping tools are THE ULTIMATE means to : • Group all relevant (heterogeneous) informationGRISI PLUS 3 © GE-Data, February 2012 • Make it accessible on a global level (no language barriers)

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