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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENTOF URBAN GREEN AREASPaolo Viskanic (paolo.viskanic@r3-gis.com)Daniel Degasperi (daniel.degasperi@r3-g...
Content	  •  Who is R3 GIS?•  Why a Green Area Management System?•  Geodatabase and Data model•  Jobs, inspections, workfl...
•  Founded 2003•  Main office in Merano (BZ), second office in Milano•  12 Collaborators, (6 in software development)•  Qu...
Ac)vi)es	  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTCONSULTINGSERVICESTRAININGPROJECTSACTIVITIESENVIRONMENT	  AND	  AGRICULTURE	  GREEN	  AREA	...
Solu)ons	  for	  the	  public	  administra)on	  
Open	  Source	  Technology	  •  CentOS or RedHat operating system•  Geodatabase PostgreSQL/PostGIS•  PHP, Java, Javascript...
Management	  of	  urban	  green	  areas	  •  Public	  parks	  and	  gardens	  	  •  Private	  gardens	  	  •  Cemeteries	 ...
Why	  a	  Green	  Area	  management	  soDware?	  •  Documentation in the case of damages•  Planning and accounting for mai...
Why	  a	  WebGIS?	  •  All	  users	  access	  one	  central	  database	  •  An	  authen)ca)on	  system	  enforces	  securi...
All	  stakeholders	  involved	  
Urban	  green	  area	  management	  with	  R3	  TREES	  All	  stakeholders	  access	  the	  data	  for	  their	  area	  of...
Urban	  green	  area	  management	  with	  R3	  TREES	  All	  stakeholders	  access	  the	  data	  for	  their	  area	  of...
Data	  Model	  requirements	  •  Flexibility (type of managed assets must beconfigurable)•  Hierarchical structure (allows...
VEGETATIONSTREET FURNITUREMANAGEMENTData	  model	  structure	  
Data	  model	  example	  VEGETATION	  URBAN	  GREEN	  GREEN	  AREA	  LAWN	  FLAT LAWNA101016LAWN WITHCONCRETE BLOCKSA10105...
Map	  Interface	  
Map	  Interface	  
Map	  Interface	  •  WebGIS interface with standard GIS tools•  Based on OGC Standards•  Multilingual•  Simple geometry ed...
Data	  entry	  Import-Export Tools: checksintegrity and topology, storeshistorical informationEditing tools allow entry an...
Urban	  green	  area	  management	  with	  R3	  TREES	  All	  stakeholders	  access	  the	  data	  for	  their	  area	  of...
Workflows	  managed:	  a	  view	  examples	  •  TREES: tree database with main characteristics of eachplant. Workflows for ...
Example:	  Visual	  Tree	  Assessment	  (VTA)	  Visual	  Assessment	  Instrumental	  checks	  Prescrip)ons	  and	  jobs	  ...
Example:	  Visual	  Tree	  Assessment	  (VTA)	  Visual AssessmentInstrumental Analysis
Job	  programming	  and	  follow-­‐up	  •  Programming of maintenance activities•  Quantities are provided by the GIS•  Co...
Historical	  database	  PLANTED MAY 1985PRUNING APRIL 1989THINNING CANOPY MARCH1991DEAD WOODINGFEBRUARY 1993VISUAL TREE AS...
Quality	  control	  Quality	  is	  checked	  in	  the	  field	  Non	  compliance	  is	  transmiYed	  to	  server	  Asset	  ...
Quality	  control	  •  Non compliances are recorded in the field through TrimbleJuno PDAs with Position, photo and attribu...
Urban	  green	  area	  management	  with	  R3	  TREES	  All	  stakeholders	  access	  the	  data	  for	  their	  area	  of...
Publica)on	  on	  the	  web	  •  Main	  data	  are	  made	  available	  to	  the	  public	  •  Each	  change	  in	  the	  ...
Public	  map	  of	  Parks	  and	  Recrea)on	  of	  Merano	  
Public	  map	  of	  Parks	  and	  Recrea)on	  of	  Merano	  
Who	  uses	  R3	  TREES?	  MunicipaliLes:	  About	  35	  ci)es	  in	  Italy	  including	  Milano,	  Pavia,	  Forli,	  Sanr...
Conclusions	  A	  well	  organised	  GIS	  of	  urban	  green	  areas	  can:	  •  Allow	  you	  to	  share	  all	  relevan...
Thank	  you	  for	  your	  interest	  Main office:Via Johann Kravogl, 239012 Merano (BZ)Tel. +39 0473 494949Fax +39 0473 0...
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R3 TREES - Integrated Management of Urban Green Areas

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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 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

  1. 1. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENTOF URBAN GREEN AREASPaolo Viskanic (paolo.viskanic@r3-gis.com)Daniel Degasperi (daniel.degasperi@r3-gis.com)Merano and Milano (Italy)
  2. 2. Content  •  Who is R3 GIS?•  Why a Green Area Management System?•  Geodatabase and Data model•  Jobs, inspections, workflows•  Citizen information•  Conclusions
  3. 3. •  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
  4. 4. Ac)vi)es  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTCONSULTINGSERVICESTRAININGPROJECTSACTIVITIESENVIRONMENT  AND  AGRICULTURE  GREEN  AREA  MANAGEMENT  PUBLIC  ADMINISTRATION  TOURISM  AND  SKI  AREAS  FOSS  ACADEMY  UTILITIES  SECTORS
  5. 5. Solu)ons  for  the  public  administra)on  
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Management  of  urban  green  areas  •  Public  parks  and  gardens    •  Private  gardens    •  Cemeteries    •  Tree-­‐lined  streets    •  Transport  corridors  with  trees  and  vegeta)on    •  River-­‐bank  corridors  with  trees  and  vegeta)on    
  8. 8. Why  a  Green  Area  management  soDware?  •  Documentation in the case of damages•  Planning and accounting for maintenance activities•  Reporting, statistical analysis•  Quality control and improvement
  9. 9. Why  a  WebGIS?  •  All  users  access  one  central  database  •  An  authen)ca)on  system  enforces  security  •  Access  by  all  stakeholders  involved  •  Privileges  are  set  according  to  responsibili)es  •  Access  in  the  field  on  a  tablet  or  PDA  
  10. 10. All  stakeholders  involved  
  11. 11. Urban  green  area  management  with  R3  TREES  All  stakeholders  access  the  data  for  their  area  of  competence                                                      1Central  Geodatabase                              2Jobs,  inspecLons,  Workflows                                3CiLzen  InformaLon    
  12. 12. Urban  green  area  management  with  R3  TREES  All  stakeholders  access  the  data  for  their  area  of  competence                                                      1Central  Geodatabase                              2Jobs,  inspecLons,  Workflows                                3CiLzen  InformaLon    
  13. 13. 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)
  14. 14. VEGETATIONSTREET FURNITUREMANAGEMENTData  model  structure  
  15. 15. Data  model  example  VEGETATION  URBAN  GREEN  GREEN  AREA  LAWN  FLAT 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.
  16. 16. Map  Interface  
  17. 17. Map  Interface  
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Data  entry  Import-Export Tools: checksintegrity and topology, storeshistorical informationEditing tools allow entry andmanagement of geometryand attributes directly fromthe map interface
  20. 20. Urban  green  area  management  with  R3  TREES  All  stakeholders  access  the  data  for  their  area  of  competence                                                      1Central  Geodatabase                              2Jobs,  inspecLons,  Workflows                                3CiLzen  InformaLon    
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Example:  Visual  Tree  Assessment  (VTA)  Visual  Assessment  Instrumental  checks  Prescrip)ons  and  jobs  Risk  class  Approval  New  VTA  planned  Each tree is subject to periodic assessment to ensure publicsafety and quality of urban green spaces
  23. 23. Example:  Visual  Tree  Assessment  (VTA)  Visual AssessmentInstrumental Analysis
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Historical  database  PLANTED MAY 1985PRUNING APRIL 1989THINNING CANOPY MARCH1991DEAD WOODINGFEBRUARY 1993VISUAL TREE ASSESSMENTJULY 1993THINNING CANOPY MARCH1995VISUAL TREE ASSESSMENTJULY 1998DEAD WOODINGFEBRUARY 2000PRUNING APRIL 2001PRUNING MAY 2003………….
  26. 26. Quality  control  Quality  is  checked  in  the  field  Non  compliance  is  transmiYed  to  server  Asset  is  iden)fied  and  planned  ac)vi)es  are  evaluated  Job  is  planned  Job  carried  out  and  non  compliance  resolved  
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. Urban  green  area  management  with  R3  TREES  All  stakeholders  access  the  data  for  their  area  of  competence                                                      1Central  Geodatabase                              2Jobs,  inspecLons,  Workflows                                3CiLzen  InformaLon    
  29. 29. Publica)on  on  the  web  •  Main  data  are  made  available  to  the  public  •  Each  change  in  the  management  applica)on  is  automa)cally  applied  to  the  public  interface  •  Public  interface  is  very  simple  and  user  friendly  •  Examples:  – Merano  (www.ambiente.comune.merano.bz.it)  – Rimini  (hYp://www.antheasit.it/public)  
  30. 30. Public  map  of  Parks  and  Recrea)on  of  Merano  
  31. 31. Public  map  of  Parks  and  Recrea)on  of  Merano  
  32. 32. Who  uses  R3  TREES?  MunicipaliLes:  About  35  ci)es  in  Italy  including  Milano,  Pavia,  Forli,  Sanremo,  Rimini,  …    Transport  companies:  Highway  Milano-­‐Genova,  Tangenziali  di  Milano,  Ferrovie  Nord    InsLtuLons  managing  housing  estates:  Provinces,  Insurance  companies,  Coopera)ves    Contractors  for  green  area  management.  
  33. 33. Conclusions  A  well  organised  GIS  of  urban  green  areas  can:  •  Allow  you  to  share  all  relevant  informa)on  with  all  stakeholders  •  Document    all  ac)vi)es  and  thus  take  decisions  based  on  data  and  gives  legal  security  in  case  of  accidents  •  Improve  management  ac)vi)es  by  learning  from  past  experience  •  Ensure  save  and  enjoyable  parks  and  recrea)on  areas  in  your  town.  
  34. 34. Thank  you  for  your  interest  Main office:Via Johann Kravogl, 239012 Merano (BZ)Tel. +39 0473 494949Fax +39 0473 069902Office in Milano:Via Vallisneri, 220133 Milano (MI)

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