DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM FOR INTELLIGENT TERRITORIAL MAPPING OF THE CITY OF ORAN
- CTS, Centre for Space Techniques, Algerian Space Agency, Arzew, Oran, 31200, Algeria
Keywords: collaborative web mapping, Volunteered Geographic Information, VGI, intelligent territorial management, urban governance
Abstract. In developing countries, sustainable development and territorial intelligence are of greater interest to public authorities and citizens. In Algeria, the combination of resources with technological innovation goes in the direction of building a productive territorial intelligence. This translates into a process aiming at developing a systemic approach of the territory in order to analyse its physical, social and economic dimensions in order to exchange the different points of view of the different actors and to make the policies more coherent. In this contribution, we have focused the research on studies related to decisional computing and participatory mapping initiatives through Voluntary Geographic Information (VGI), citizen-generated content or crowdsourcing, are now being used as a new instrument for information gathering and two-way exchange between the various entities in the urban environment, ranging from ordinary citizens to leading actors. Mapping and urban planning thus becomes smarter, in particular through the updating of data, reporting information on needs in terms of public services (roads, streetlights, signs, rubbish, etc.), alerts in the event of emergencies. The objective of our work is to provide an interactive solution, ensuring the collaboration of actors for the visualization of urban geospatial data on Oran city (western Algeria), but also, for mapping and reporting street problems for fixing them by the local authorities. The ‘WILAYATI’ platform, under development, will allow citizens to participate in improving their environment, and will be a challenge for the government in terms of intelligent territorial mapping and smart urban governance in Algeria.