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FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics
11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Development of User-Participation-type Communication tools for revitalization of local communities using MapServer
	Recently, making the hazard map, the region community map and etc by collaborative work with 
neighboring residents is popularly practiced as one of the approaches of the anticrime activity and town 
planning in our country. So, various regional information-sharing (neighborhood reputation restaurant, 
historic site spot and etc...) is proceeded. In this case, to support the development of the region information 
collecting and sharing system through the Net will provide effective method for neighboring residents. 
However, it is very difficult for the participation resident to construct the tool of the information management 
combined with map information such as GIS technology. Because, to develop the the mapping  tool such as 
WebGIS require high cost for software purchases and annual maintenance as well as technical expertness and 
	With these points as  background, in this study, we provide commuication tools for collecting and 
sharing various regional information using FOSS WebGIS and DBMS - MapServer and PostgreSQL-.
	Users have access to advanced mapping systems as GIS client on the Net using MapServer. And  the 
digital camera and GPS locator-equipped mobile-phone are combined as a data input and a transmission 
device from the outside. The new POI(Point-Of-Interetst) data as regional information and photographic 
image of current situation that were collected by users with mobile-phone in hand are sent to the database 
server through the e-mail and these data are displayed on the GIS map in real-time.
	We can be achieved some merits follow through the development of the communication tools baed on 
FOSS. 1. The neighboring residents collecs the latest information change from day to day , and they can be 
shared on the Net. 2. This communication tools can be expected to lead to the community strengthening in 
the region as one of the new media. 3. GIS software introduce and maintenance cost reduction for users.
Id: 175
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Room: Cubotron (Auditoire I)
Starting date:
15-Sep-2006   10:30
Duration: 30'
Contribution type: Conference
Primary Authors: Dr. SAITO, Kei (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Co-Authors: Prof. SHINOZAKI, Michihiko (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
Mr. CHIBA, Shinji (Archi Pivot, Inc.)
Presenters: Dr. SAITO, Kei
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Session 15 : Organizational empowerment through Open GIS

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