Period 2010 – 2015
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Software: Microstation v8i + Bentley Map + Oracle + GeoWeb Publisher
In 2010 it is made the main restructuration of the GIS since the beginning.
In February every information of the GIS is moved from the Access data base (which we are working) to Oracle 10g, and a little time later, to Oracle 11g. This let us manage the dates with more security, accessibility and faster.
In may, the Plan E-2’s four projects of Spain Government are approbated, and this make possible have three another programs in the GIS, thanks for a Grant to the value of 169.000 euros:
• Ortophoto digitalitation of the city in 1956 (the oldest acquaintance, which came from the American Flight) and the ortophotos of the City Center from 1973, 1897 and 1993.
• Making the public paths guide and their GPS routes, having a GPS before hand.
• The telegestions GIS datums project. For these project, five new laptops with GPS and photograph cameras. And a new software needed to make it work it also included to the GIS in a automatically way.
During the summer the migration of the project is made. This migration consists to move the V8 Microstation Geographics to the new version, v8i Bentley Map. This means a totally actualization of every contents in the SIG related to plans and cartography.
Like a complement of the previous step and with the intention of being adapted to the new spain’s official projection system, during the first half part of 2011, is made the transformation of the all cartography and orthography manage of the system reference ETRS89, by GIS.
In February, is received the order of make the digital plans of the area declared World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1986 , before this work all the information were printed. The plans of the area declared ¨Old town of Cáceres¨ is sent to the UNESCO, who validates and adds to his web, at the end of 2009
In November, at the same time of the XXV anniversary of declaration Old town of Cáceres like world heritage, is published a new edition of the city street guide on paper, which includes Caceres’ publics and livestock paths and the latest changes of the roads.
In December, the manager of records FLOW, which it is used in order to make major constructions licences, is linked to the GIS. All the major constructions requests, which are given at the town hall, will be geolocated and link to the GIS.
In 2012, it is started the project of localization fords and doors, which will be useful to begin. Garage doors will be geolocated and reference in case having fords.
Also, it is made the transfer of a big part of historic photography to the GIS, helping by the town hall’ filing cabinete. The photos are placed and linked with the roads, squares, portals, etc.
Finally, the contract with the company is solved and the preparation works of cartography began, nevertheless it was paralyzed two year. In June, it is made the airborne, which will be use to make the ortophoto and the city cartography.
At the beginning of 2013, the informations of activities requests are integrated in the GIS, as the same way as the major constructions requests. The files are linked to the places and the activities which are done there.
In March, it is published the Cáceres’ 12 tourist’s routes, each one with one thematic route: firsts settler, roman village, catholic city, jewish quarter, etc. As the same way as a new street guide on paper which was elaborated by the SIG. And it is made a web which contains all the files in PDF, and it is create the codes QR which allow downloading this routes.
Two weeks later, it is introduced ¨Cáceres View¨ for Layar. It is app.
Two weeks later the new layer “Cáceres View” is presented. This is a new application of augmented reality based on superimpose to the real image different interest city’s points. The main use of “Cáceres View” is the tourism, for this reason every files related on these topic that are managed by the GIS, is attached to the system.
In July, the town hall’ filing cabinete help again, and a new project started, based on linking the major constructions licences that were keeping in the registry, (previous to 1950) with its position on the plan, and consequently, in the GIS. This makes, that the investigation capacity about the keeping files that the main hall has grow up, because you can make research depending on the geographic situation. Due to the success of this experience, it is proposed to complete the activities which have started, several years ago.
In September, the first GIS’ app is free at the google and IOS shop: ¨Cáceres View¨, that means give to phones every touristic files that the GIS has. It is the same layer that were incorporated to Layar in March, but with a independent application.
In January, 2014, Altais, the new company who is going to do the projects, makes the new digital cartography of the city, which includes an high quality ortophoto and a 3D scene generator which allow includes cartography viewers and files based on free software.
After not reaching an agreement with Bentley involvig the renewal of maintenance´s contract, a new stage begins in which the primary changes will maps´ services on Internet. At mid term Geoweb publisher will dissapear as map publishing tool and Geoserver will be adopted as new map server
In the beginning of march an initiative with Quercus Software Engineering group from UEX, for an open data portal startup named Opendata Cáceres, in which data from Cáceres GIS will be incorporated in open format and with maximun level of reuse, mainly avilable for applications developers.
In February, the plenary session agreed with the new city´s public paths guide , that will be public the next three months, and is ready to be presented in the municipal PGM. This document has 248 paths with more than 900 km.
On 12th March, you can see the new GIS Web site, with new appearance, logo and contents. Social links are also included in the web site.
The new website uses WordPress as CMS and PHP as server-side programming language, but most ASP content from the old website is reused. This forces to mantain some parts of the aforementioned website mixed within the new.
At the same time a new websit managed from GIS is born, named Cáceres Histórica. This website is created with the initial idea of making a city´s evolution recap through maps and cartography, from prehistory to nowadays, passing along roman epoch, almohade, middle ages, etc.
This initial idea turns out to be an independt website where not only Caceres´ historical evolution at cartographycal level is fitted but also other contetns related to Caceres´ history. As the motto on the main page says “A website dedicated to Caceres´ history and evolution, where maps and old blueprints, most emblematic monuments, tales, legends, ancient photos and more can be checked. Every bit of information has been gathered and cataloged by Caceres´ SIG and made publicly available with the intention of sharing our heritage.”
This new website will grow in nexts months when new contents become available.
In march, construction record digitalization works are resumed with UEX trainees help.
A new long term proyect begins for obtaining a Monumental city tipologic blueprint with every building low level. The idea is getting low level blueprints from different sources (architect, town hall, University,…) and in different formats (papers, pdf, dwg, etc) digitalize, georeference and integrate all of them into municipal GIS, and, after that, publish them in WMS format and show them through our own viewers.
The first results of this works are publish in May by a WMS service and through a viewer integrated in Cáceres Historica website. As new UNEX trainees keep coming the works will be finished.
In june GIS website is migrated to a new server with Ubuntu operating system, in which WordPress have improved performance.
At the month´s end, it is published the serviceConstruction records queries from Municipal Historical Archive in the website, which has been digitalized and integrated in the GIS. Construction records prior to 1950 can be checked and localized in the city map. In uncoming months this project will be completed.
In July Web Caceres Viewis published. It is a viewer base on Java technology that, besides the contents offered by Cáceres View APP, adds a terrain digital model and a three-dimensional recreation of the city buildings, with special detail in old town.
Along the summer begins the production of a new city stree guide which will replace the 2011 edition. It will be based on the new cartography and ready to print in 2015 first semester.
In October begins the works for commissioning Geoserver as the municipal GIS unique map publishing tool. That same month, Geoservers started to run. Over the following months services will be transfered from old Geoweb Publisher to geoserver
A new section was added to Cáceres Historica website where Municipal archives will have a presence. Among other things, “Document of the Month” is going to be published and also articles from the city oficial chroniclers which they write on Extremadura newspaper every week, as well as the results of construction records scans.
In November we reach 1000 followers on Twitter and 200 followers on Facebook
2015 starts with the first full load of scanning jobs of purification and supplying network into the GIS which Acciona, concessionary company of the integral water service, has been developing for two years. Data imported in GIS is in its ArcGis native format. From GIS, it has implemented a complet system which allows to automatically load data into Microstation and Oracle, respectively. Job is finished with more than 70 GB of photos linked with its corresponding graphical elements.
At mid-month scanning of heraldic shields inventory ends
. Job done by Javier Amador as voluntary job in Caceres´ GIS. Cáceres Histórica website is published.
At the end of January Android version of Cáceres Histórica APP is published in Google Play. This APP allows the user to get a better knowledge of the city in images. It allows to visualize orthophots and cartographies from 1931, and more than 1000 antique city photos from all around the city, with over one hundred years old
In February all Geoweb Publisher based cartography viewers are disconnected and tests begins usings Geoserver published maps
On February 27th Opendata Cáceres portal recieves the best public intiative of 2015 award by Extremaduras´ Computer engineers college president along the first computer engineering night. This is the first recognition of this initiative from Caceres´ City Hall and UEX, through Caceres´ GIS and Quercus Software Engineering group respectively.
Along March ASP based webpages are replaced by the new PHP programmed website, which allows to permanently separate the website from the old server.
On March 13th takes place GIS XX anniversary by publishing on social networks the newspaper clipping from 1995 in which GIS launch was announced by Caceres City Hall to modernize its management.
From April 13th to 19th takes place GIS XX anniversary with an exhibit in Caceres museum. Caceres mayoress opens the exhibit on 13th. In this exhibit some jobs developed by the GIS are shown and also some of the tools used over the last twenty years.
On May 5th, Caceres GIS participates on cartography and GIS conferences by Caceres Technical College, and also in conferences cycle about Heritage documental management organized with culture councilorship of Caceres City Hall. These last conferences are beign displayed in Alemandralejo´s bank headquarters, located in the famous Malaga´s cottage.
The Urban Bus viewer comes into service. All lines and bus stop updated. This viewer allows you to see in real time and for each bus stop how long it is until the bus arrives.
The following months new data sets are added to the Opendata Cáceres portal, which is gradually increasing their catalog and as result, the first applications that reuse portal data begin to be implemented.
As well, the number of thematic viewers is extended. The Cartography viewer, with all cartographies enabled in GIS; or Architectural Heritage viewer, with two thematic layers: Typological Plan of first floors and street elevations of the Special Plan. Both can be superimposed on different cartographies and orthophotos. Finally, Street viewer, updated to a more complete version.
The elaboration of the new city street guide continues, based on the cartography of 2012. It will be new and very different from the previous version, with more content.
On September 17th, the Municipal Plenary provisionally approves the Catalog of Plublic Roads of the municipality of Cáceres.
In November the work of editing the new website that will house the Spatial Data Infrastructure begins. Through technical assistance, the design and implementation of the general structure of the portal, based on WordPress, is hired, as well as the implementation of a Geoserver as a data server.
On December 3th, GIS participates, together with Opendata Cáceres, in the 1st Small Smart Cities Forum. It is took place in FEVAL (Don Benito), where GIS is exposed as an example of good practices in Extremadura, and the corporate image of the future SDI of Cáceres is presented for the first time.