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Epizootic Geoviewer

If you click on the link to the Borken county geodata atlas, you will find one of the first completed X-Border-GDI applications, the Geoviewer Tierseuchen (Epizootic Geoviewer). This tool merges data from the Ministerie van Landbouw, Borken county and the Gelderland province.

The background to the project is explained below.

During the swine fever outbreak in Borken county in May 2006, the epidemic was once again on the doorstep of the neighbouring Netherlands and Niedersachsen.

The legally required restricted and observation areas were no longer in North Rhine-Westphalia alone, but extended across state and national borders. Prior to this outbreak, the responsible municipal governments lacked suitable tools to visualise the restricted zones across borders. The “X-Border-GDI Geoviewer Tierseuchen” (“X-Border-GDI Epizootic Geoviewer) was supervised by Borken county and developed according to the specific requirements of its users. Together with the Dutch ministries LNV and VROM, Dienst Landelijk Gebied, Gelderland province, Bureau Nieuwland, Steinfurt county and with co-operation from the Grafschaft Bentheim district, an internet-based Web application was developed which compiles and visualises topographic and street data as well as administrative borders. It also processes stationary data, such as livestock companies or decontamination stations. The first step involves using this information for the public good. The next upgrade step will help to support responsible administrative personnel in their daily work. This task is especially complex: Various different data sets and technologies need to be merged in order to develop a cross-border solution which effectively meets the topical, technical and legal requirements involved.

Project management

Mr. Thomas Westhoff

Kreis Borken

Geodatenmanagement

GIS-Koordinator

Burloer Straße 93

46325 Borken

Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 2861822530

Email

Contacts

Mr. Sven Robertz

X-border-GDI

Programm Manager

Zur Glessener Höhe 24

50129 Bergheim

Postbus 9090

6800 GX Arnhem

Luxembourg

Phone: + 02238 957 941

Mobile: + 0179 6976739

Email

Mr. van der Frans Storm

X-border-GDI

Programmamanager

Markt 9

6811 CG Arnhem

Netherlands

Phone: +31 26 3598312

Mobile: +31 655 812250

Email

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