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Where should waste go? In Prague, three easy-to-use maps will help

Do you sort waste? In Prague, you can easily find out where and when you can dispose of it. The Municipal Authority of Prague worked together with T-MAPY company on creating three map applications related to waste management.

On these interactive maps based on the Assetino platform, citizens of Prague can easily find locations of the nearest recycling bins, where and when large dumpsters will be placed, and where to dispose of hazardous waste.

All three map applications are accessible via the Municipal Authority’s map portal. Individual city districts have these apps at their disposal to be published on their own web pages. Other waste management related maps will be created in the future.

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Recycling Bins Map

The Recycling Bins Map contains information about all sorted waste containers within the boundaries of the capital city of Prague (this service is provided to citizens of Prague for free as a part of the Complex system for handling municipal waste). The map covers over 5,400 locations.

Each location is colour-coded in order to indicate which type of waste may be disposed of there. After clicking on the selected location, detailed information is displayed – how often containers are collected, type of container, and whether it is accessible to the public. The application includes both public waste containers as well as non-public containers which serve residents of a specific building exclusively.

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Large-volume Waste Containers Map

Residents of Prague have an option to dispose of large-volume waste at collection yards, or in large-volume waste containers (LWC) which are placed directly on city streets. Biohazardous waste containers are also installed in the city streets at Prague’s residents disposal.

Thanks to the interactive map of LWC, Prague’s citizens can easily find out where and when these containers will be available to them. After clicking on a particular map symbol, an information panel will pop up with a description of container type (mixed waste/biowaste) as well as dates&times during which the container will be accessible.

As the application includes over 7,000 items, a special map layer was created to simplify navigation in such large amounts of data. It shows locations where containers will be placed in the upcoming seven days.

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Map of Movable Collections of Hazardous Waste

In this interactive map, users can look up routes of hazardous waste collection vehicles so that they know when one is taking place in their area (there are over 300 movable hazardous waste collections in Prague every year). The map displays individual collection routes and the stops on each route. After clicking on a particular route, collection dates and time will be displayed. Contact information for the collection vehicle driver is also included.

Depending on selected map layers, users can display either all collection routes within the boundaries of the city of Prague or the routes where the movable waste collection will take place in the upcoming 30 days.

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Technical Solution

Contracting authority

Municipal authority of the City of Prague

Contracted provider

T-MAPY ltd.

User

The public

Main requirements

Well-organized visualization, ease of navigation, compatibility with existing municipal authority’s systems.

The goal of the contract was to create a series of monothematic map applications for informing the public about specific topics in the area of waste management. Since the data is acquired from various sources, prior to visualization the data model had to be unified. A system for periodic and automatic data update was set up as well.

The system framework for the applications is delivered by I-MEDIA company – it facilitates internal management of the system which is also linked with waste collection financing. The Assetino Waste Management application from T-MAPY company provides tools for data publishing in well-organized maps, including search and filtering mechanisms and geometric data editing tools. A map layer is created for each topic which allows users to toggle the selected topic on/off.

The interface of public map applications is designed with regard to maximum clarity and intuitiveness. All map applications allow users to work with map layers (toggling selected topics on/off), search by address, or change of the background map (basic map/aerial image).

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Within the past few years, we have collaborated with T-MAPY company on many successful projects. Therefore, when it came to this contract – a set of map applications for Prague’s waste management - I could rely on T-MAPY to provide problem-free cooperation, professionalism, and a top-quality outcome.

Our goal was to provide Prague’s residents with comprehensible information on waste management, and thanks to T-MAPY, this was achieved with an excellent result. Three map applications were created during the first phase of the project: Sorted Waste Map, Large-volume Container Map, and a Map of Mobile Collections of Hazardous Waste. The applications have a very attractive design, are well-organized and easy to navigate. That’s very important since they are intended for the general public. At the same time, it is a modern and technically advanced solution which makes daily tasks easier for us, the system administrators.

The great set-up cooperation with T-MAPY continues – currently, we are collaborating with them on other map applications which will address the internal needs of the municipal office.

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Nora Lebrova

The administrator for Information Systems, Prague Municipal Authority
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Facility Management and GeoFaM – from data to processes

Usually, during our work as well as leisure activities, we try to achieve the appropriate (optimal) goal or result, whether it’s a professional or sports performance, free time, or any other type of activity. We typically reach the optimum goal if we manage to harmonize activities and functions with the people who are involved in them and the environment in which we carry them out.

Facility management is, in a way, a method for synchronizing work environment, employees, and work activities within an organization. GeoFaM is then a platform which utilizes the principles of GIS for use in facility management. The basic pillar of GeoFaM is the data describing the domain or area in which we utilize the methods and principles of facility management.

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For example, in order to operate and maintain buildings and their technologies, we will, of course, need to have the information about the building in terms of construction documentation as well as technological documentation. This data will be used to optimize processes in the building by synchronizing the building environment, functions performed inside it, and, most importantly, the users of the building and their needs.

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We are newly starting to expand the data warehouse by adding support for processes related to building operations or landscape management. We need operational data for this – one, they provide us with information about planning, performing, and evaluating maintenance and operational processes, but at the same time, they are used for evaluating and consequently optimizing these processes.

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The combinations of data of as-built model of buildings and operational data obtained via “smart” IoT devices are opening up vast possibilities in modern facility management, as well as in the administration of various kinds of properties (asset management). We are ready for this trend and can’t wait for what it brings!

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T-MAPY takes part in the development of GIS in Moldova

T-MAPY, together with the GEOtest company, is working on a project which supports the implementation of a regional strategy by using GIS data in Moldova. The entire project has shifted into its second half both time-wise and process-wise, and we are happy to share the results it has achieved so far.

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The first trip we undertook was in the fall of 2018. Since then, we have visited Chisinau and its surrounding regions several times. We were able to analyze the situation in SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) by conducting a complex survey.

We addressed 90 institutions in total; these included all ministries as well as most government organizations, scientific institutions, universities, and non-government organizations. Our goal was to evaluate the current expertise and technical background as well as identify existing geodata in Moldova. We found that basic geodata was of excellent technical quality, yet if updates are not ensured, the data cannot be used as a reference for follow-up thematic data. Currently, the pillar grasped in the most complex way from conceptual, legislative, as well as the implementation point of view includes metadata, the geoportal, and network services.

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On the other hand, the competence and development of human resources represent one of the weakest aspects of the current situation. The high fluctuation of qualified workers, their insufficient numbers in public administration, and a lack of a lifelong education system paralyze many activities, including the integration of the geoportal and the open data portal. Regarding thematic data, we evaluated its condition, type of distribution, and compliance with standards, and we conducted an assessment of needs and of interest in missing spatial information.

We fused all of this information together into a demonstration of a simple map application and into our EDAS metainformation system.

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Another integral part of this project was conducting numerous GIS training sessions, under the wings of the GEOtest company. These continue to take place at regional agencies, the land cadaster agency, and the Ministry of agriculture, environment, and regional development. The training sessions culminated in a professional tour around the Czech Republic. In total, 42 Moldovan visitors travelled to Brno, Hradec Králové, and Prague. The institutions they visited included the Masaryk University, the Municipal Authority of Brno, the Municipal Authority of Hradec Králové, the Institute for Planning and Development of Prague, the Czech Information Agency for the Environment, and finally a visit to the Czech Development Agency.

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The key outputs of the project include an analysis of legislative documents, methodologies, and binding documents. While analyzing the current state of the national spatial data infrastructure of Moldova, a total of six legal bottlenecks were discovered. The goal of the proposed legislative measures is to contribute to an increased quality of Moldovan legislation in the spatial data area. At the same time, the proposals for legislation revisions/amendments represent inputs for emerging Moldovan national strategy on spatial information.

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Introducing New Corpis Maps Portal and Corpis Maps Studio!

New version of Corpis Maps has been released.

“In last months, we have been working hard on the most important innovation in the history of the Corpis Maps product. Our goal was to create a single place which will enable simple creation of analytical maps and comfortable sharing in an organization or with the public. The result is the all-new Corpis Maps Portal and Corpis Maps Studio, that will help you to utilize maximum from the power of analytical maps in the private and public sector.”

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Jaroslav Polacek

Corpis Maps Product and Partnership Manager

Map and User Management in Corpis Maps Portal

In Corpis Maps Portal, you can create analytical maps and usersof two types (Administrator, Viewer), each type has specific rights. An “Administrator” has the right to create and edit analytical maps and users. A “Viewer” has the right to view maps that are assigned to him/her.

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New Corpis Maps Studio

Corpis Maps Portal contains the new Corpis Maps Studio (formerly known as Creator), where you can simply create and share your analytical map without the need to know any programming language. All important features are immediately accessible together with the live preview of the map you are just creating.

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Drag and Drop Data Upload

When creating a map, you can now upload data (CSV or JSON format) directly by selecting a file from your computer or drag the file to the drop zone. It is so easy! If you prefer to read the data from a URL address, it is available too.

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Ready to Use Aggregation Polygons and GeoEnrichment Data

From now, you will never need to think about how how to create aggregation polygons (districts, regions, etc.) for your country, we did it for you. Simply choose the right one from the list. Use the same way to enhance your map wit statistical data in the GeoEnrichment section. Number and areas of these datasets will be growing based on your ideas and needs.

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Map Sharing

Every map in Corpis Maps Portal can be shared across your organization or with the public (including iframe). When configuring a map, click the “Share” button and select, who will have access to the map.

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More information about Corpis Maps Portal and Corpis Maps Studio

All features of new Corpis Maps Portal will be described in detail on our Blog.

Availability

All Corpis Maps Integration Partners, Solution Partners and clients have immediate access to this new version..

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