Example projects: Project platforms, geodata for the DFA and automated data import

In the „projects“ series we would like to highlight from time to time some projects that our company conducted. Today, these projects encompass online collaboration platforms for projects, geodata infrastructures and services, and spatial ETL using FME.

Jinsha: Collaboration platform for an international project team

As part of an international team, our experts investigate the influence of climate change on water management in China. In order to support the project team, EBP built a collaboration platform based on Microsoft Sharepoint.

The Sharepoint platforms facilitates the communication between team members and project documentation, and simplifies project management. At any time, all team members can access common assets and documents can be edited collaboratively and simultaneously.

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Project initiation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Geodata Infrastructure

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) requires a networked information landscape in order fulfill its tasks. Geographic information and data are an essential part of this information landscape for operational awareness. EBP assisted the FDFA in the initiation phase of the project „Geodata Infrastructure FDFE“ according to the federal standard for project management, Hermes 5.

We derived the requirements for such a system using interviews and stakeholder workshops. In a Hermes study we documented the situation analysis, aims, requirements and approaches, suggested and described various solutions and formulated a recommendation.

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Cadastral surveying: Data import using FME

The geodata of the cadastral survey in the Canton of Schwyz is managed by the municipalities. The canton publishes these data centrally. In order to facilitate the canton’s task, we assisted Schwy in developping an automated import of Interlis data into the cantonal geodata infrastructure (Oracle and PostGIS) using FME as the state-of-the-art ETL tool.

Using our tool, the Canton of Schwyz can import survey data at the press of a button. The data is then served to the authorities and the public, e.g. in the cantonal WebGIS, from the central databases.

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Ralph Straumann

Ralph Straumann

Ralph Straumann (Dr. sc. nat.) hat an der Universität Zürich Geographie mit Vertiefung in GIS, Wirtschaftsgeographie und Politologie studiert.

Seit 2010 arbeitet er im Tätigkeitsfeld Systemberatung + Analytik von EBP Informatik als Senior Consultant.

Er berät Kunden bei strategischen Fragen, zu Geschäftsprozessen und Organisation sowie bezüglich Quellen, Modellierung, Workflows und Analyse mit verschiedenartigen Daten im Schnittbereich zwischen IT/GIS und Anwendungsfeldern wie Verkehr und Raumplanung.

Mail: ralph.straumann@ebp.ch

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