The project Plan4business started on 1st April. The first official event is kick off on 23rd and 24th of April in Darmstadt. Soon we will come with more details.
Urban and Regional Planning data sets are not aggregated so far, and thus it is very difficult to use them for any other purpose than for printing of simple publishing by the authorities that create them. Creating time series or comparative analyses on these data sets is not yet possible, yet such capabilities are sought after by researchers, spatial planners and professionals from the real estate world. The plan4business project consequently aims to develop a platform that can serve users a full catalogue of planning data such as transport infrastructure, regional plans, urban plans and zoning plans. The platform infrastructure, regional plans, urban plans and zoning plans. The platform offers clients not just the data itself in integrated, harmonised and thus ready-to-use form, but it also offers rich analysis and visualisation services via an API and an interactive web frontend.
First information see on http://www.zcu.cz/research/projects/?project=FP7-ICT-2011-SME-DCL