An open and extensible information system
The database of the National Geoportal consists of information gathered over time under different projects such as, for example, the Not-Ordinary Plan of Environmental Remote Sensing, dedicated to the prevention of hydrogeological risk, and the projects under the National Operational Plan (PON) “Security for development”, in collaboration with the Environment Protection Command Carbiniers (CCTA), with the aim to improve the territory monitoring ability in order to prevent environmental crimes.
The GN peculiarity lies in the fact that it is an opened and expandable environmental geographic information system, made of data and metadata shared in turn by the other actors at national and decentralized levels that hold and manage the information, guaranteeing the management and updating.
Precisely for this reason – in compliance with the provisions of the mentioned L. D. 32/10 – it is currently working on an upgrade and expansion of the structure, involving more and more other administrations (until it gets to the local ones) in order to standardize and share the available data. In this process, also it includes the last of the projects started, “Geoportal in the City”, which – in its pilot form – provides for the census, the cataloging and sharing of spatial data of the Rome City Metropolitan Area: an initiative, this, who wants to be a prime example of interoperability and a dialogue between various levels of government.