GeoCREV: veterinary geographical information system and the development of a practical sub-national spatial data infrastructure

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Published: 1 May 2011
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This paper illustrates and discusses the key issues of the geographical information system (GIS) developed by the Unit of Veterinary Epidemiology of the Veneto region (CREV), defined according to user needs, spatial data (availability, accessibility and applicability), development, technical aspects, inter-institutional relationships, constraints and policies. GeoCREV, the support system for decision-making, was designed to integrate geographic information and veterinary laboratory data with the main aim to develop a sub-national, spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for the veterinary services of the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy. Its implementation required (i) collection of data and information; (ii) building a geodatabase; and (iii) development of a WebGIS application. Tools for the management, collection, validation and dissemination of the results (public access and limited access) were developed. The modular concept facilitates the updating and development of the system according to user needs and data availability. The GIS management practices that were followed to develop the system are outlined, followed by a detailed discussion of the key elements of the GIS implementation process (data model, technical aspects, inter-institutional relationship, user dimension and institutional framework). Problems encountered in organising the non-spatial data and the future work directions are also described.

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Ferrè, N., Mulatti, P., Mazzucato, M., Lorenzetto, M., Trolese, M., Pandolfo, D., Vio, P., Sitta, G., & Marangon, S. (2011). GeoCREV: veterinary geographical information system and the development of a practical sub-national spatial data infrastructure. Geospatial Health, 5(2), 275–283. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2011.180

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