Plan4Business portal now online available
2014-02-05: The plan4business development team has designed and implemented the first operational implementation of the plan4business service platform. There will be two main implementations of the system.
One is for non-expert users enabling browsing the content, viewing the thematic compositions and predefined analysis and core pan-European datasets such as Urban Atlas and Corine Land Cover.
The other implementation is targeted at experts users who are additionally able to create own map compositions, perform own analysis, integrate spatial data into the common data model based on INSPIRE, download certain datasets or use the developed Application Programming Interface (API).
The prototypes are used mainly for testing purposes and no charges will apply. The portal for non-expert users is publicly available. Your feedback is appreciated. Please stay tuned and follow this website for further details.
Or look at the portal on http://www.whatstheplan.eu/.
2014-05-07: The final conference of the plan4business project took place on 14th March 2014 in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (R.I.C.S.) at the Headquarters of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (S.C.S.I.), represented by Tony Mulhall, Associate Director of the LandProfessional Group.
High-level contributions supported a lively discussion with the audience. In the first part of the conference, the achievements of the plan4business project were presented: its business solutions, an online demonstration of the features and services of whatstheplan.eu platform, the added value and challenges.
2014-04-08: The plan4business team has designed and implemented the operational plan4business service platform that is available at http://www.whatstheplan.eu.
The feedback on the platform is going on. First results show a high percentage of satisfaction, but also very constructive remarks and questions related to the platform. Please continue to give your feedback through this questionnaire, so we can continuously update the quality of the services and data! Many thanks in advance.
These wide and varied scope of the platform´s end users are granted with the opportunity of taking advantage of simplified and easier access to a comprehensive open data pool in order to increase their effectiveness in everyday practise. Constantly growing, thanks to unique co-operators network, resource of freely accessible data, equipped with a powerful set of discovery, access, edition and analysis tools is called: the Open Data Platform (ODP). All the data in the hub are published as open data. All the tools provided by the ODP are available for free. Any party can access the data pool and make commercial or non-commercial apps based on these data. The use of the data must be in line with data licences provided in line with the conditions given by the data owners or data providers. Particular resources of ODP are accessible only for registered users, but still on non-profit rules. The core features set of ODP is as follows:
- Open Data Hub
- Management and harmonising tools: HALE, LayMan, HSRS Geoportal, Metadata Catalogue Micka
- Open Apps: Open Land Use Map, Thematic Map Viewer
The Open Data Platform is expected to become an important part of future R&D projects, and that´s why its maintenance and development financing is planned to be based on national and European funds. Existence of this kind of platform is in line with the European policy of opening access to public registers, but also is expected to stimulate the European companies competitiveness. It is obvious that this kind of initiatives requires a log-term planning and constant development. That´s why the idea of the Open Data Platform was decided to be initiated during the plan4business project and to be continued with a long time perspective. As a consequence to this approach and the necessity to harmonise non-profit operation with commercial one, it was decided to include the Open Data Platform in the business plan.