OKCon 2013
Geneva
Geoportal of the Swiss
Confederation
USER & USAGE
GEO.ADMIN.CH
David Oesch
Federal Office of Topography ...
XX% (generally 80%) of [some
form of data] has a location /
spatial component
geo is important
Let’s look
UNDER THE HOOD
WE HAVE
USERS
1
VISITORS last 3 years
0
50,000
100,000
150,000
200,000
250,000
300,000
DESKTOP
MOBILE
WHO
ARE THE USERS
2
EVERYONE
(oups)
cantons, parish, citizen, institutions
geo.admin.ch HITS 2011
FRENCH –ITALIAN PART
GERMAN PART BE & ZH
WHICH
DATA
IS USED
3
WMTS LAYERS requests
Hiking
2011 2012
1. HIKING
1. HIKING
There more
than hiking on geo.admin.ch!
What do USERS SEARCH for ?
12
DATA search entries 2012/2013
HIKING
…removing *wander*..
HISTORICAL MAPS
WHICH TYPE OF
ACCESS
IS USED
4
0
500
1000
1500
2010-09 2011-01 2011-05 2011-09 2012-01 2012-05 2012-09 2013-01 2013-05
0.E+00
1.E+08
2.E+08
3.E+08
4.E+08...
SERVICE usage
increases stronger
than DOWNLOAD
17
What do we learn ?
PARADIGM
CHANGE
5
from
« DOWNLOAD DATA »
over
« DATA SERVICE »
to
« ACCESS TO INFORMATION »
BRINGING
DATA
POTENTIAL
TO LIVE
6
MAP PORTALS
DON’T WORK
axiom by @BrianTimoney
open ACCESS
using
open SERVICES
does work
INFORMATION
RETRIEVAL
not interaction with map interfaces
1 2
USERS
EXIST.
SERVE
ALL USERS.
3
MORE THAN
HIKING.
4
SERVICES.
5
ACCESS TO
INFORMATION.
6
BRINGING DATA
TO LIFE.
www.geo.admin.ch
map.geo.admin.ch
api.geo.admin.ch
info@geo.admin.ch
Twitter: @swiss_geoportal
THANK YOU
Image credits: Er...
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Since 2010, geospatial data of Swiss gov agencies can be viewed and accessed over geo.admin.ch in a fast, free and state of the art manner. Over 200 datasets are accessed by up to 50’000 users daily. In an analysis we show which datasets were actually requested by different user groups and our lessons learned to leverage usage itself

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USER & USAGE GEO.ADMIN.CH (OKCon 2013)

  1. 1. OKCon 2013 Geneva Geoportal of the Swiss Confederation USER & USAGE GEO.ADMIN.CH David Oesch Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
  2. 2. XX% (generally 80%) of [some form of data] has a location / spatial component geo is important
  3. 3. Let’s look UNDER THE HOOD
  4. 4. WE HAVE USERS 1
  5. 5. VISITORS last 3 years 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 DESKTOP MOBILE
  6. 6. WHO ARE THE USERS 2
  7. 7. EVERYONE (oups) cantons, parish, citizen, institutions
  8. 8. geo.admin.ch HITS 2011 FRENCH –ITALIAN PART GERMAN PART BE & ZH
  9. 9. WHICH DATA IS USED 3
  10. 10. WMTS LAYERS requests Hiking 2011 2012 1. HIKING 1. HIKING
  11. 11. There more than hiking on geo.admin.ch!
  12. 12. What do USERS SEARCH for ? 12
  13. 13. DATA search entries 2012/2013 HIKING
  14. 14. …removing *wander*.. HISTORICAL MAPS
  15. 15. WHICH TYPE OF ACCESS IS USED 4
  16. 16. 0 500 1000 1500 2010-09 2011-01 2011-05 2011-09 2012-01 2012-05 2012-09 2013-01 2013-05 0.E+00 1.E+08 2.E+08 3.E+08 4.E+08 5.E+08 6.E+08 SERVICES # requests DOWNLOADS
  17. 17. SERVICE usage increases stronger than DOWNLOAD 17
  18. 18. What do we learn ?
  19. 19. PARADIGM CHANGE 5
  20. 20. from « DOWNLOAD DATA » over « DATA SERVICE » to « ACCESS TO INFORMATION »
  21. 21. BRINGING DATA POTENTIAL TO LIVE 6
  22. 22. MAP PORTALS DON’T WORK axiom by @BrianTimoney
  23. 23. open ACCESS using open SERVICES does work
  24. 24. INFORMATION RETRIEVAL not interaction with map interfaces
  25. 25. 1 2 USERS EXIST. SERVE ALL USERS. 3 MORE THAN HIKING. 4 SERVICES. 5 ACCESS TO INFORMATION. 6 BRINGING DATA TO LIFE.
  26. 26. www.geo.admin.ch map.geo.admin.ch api.geo.admin.ch info@geo.admin.ch Twitter: @swiss_geoportal THANK YOU Image credits: Erik Johansson http://www.slideshare.net/swiss_geoportal/

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