In the Molise region the three partners (University of Molise, Sviluppo Italia Molise and e-Geos) actively work within the framework of land management, transport planning and earth observation and monitoring. In the past scientific research was frequently not strictly related with the operative management and development of transport infrastructures. Currently the partners are already cooperating with the e-GEOS, a private society that has decided to invest with the Region Molise to build a new high-tech center able to provide services for land management, environmental and emergency management.
A number of thematic layers related to land properties, environment characteristics and infrastructures are available. Recently this information are under integration within the framework of two on-line geographic information systems offering web services to institutions, businesses and citizens: SVA - Environmental Surveillance System (natural and anthropic risk assessment) and SIIT - Integrated Information Services for the Management of Land. Both systems use a geodatabase that consists of thematic and topographic data, air and satellite images, data from monitoring networks. These systems provide consultation data services and spatial analysis. The information available led the analysis of the transportation system in order to support its optimisation and future development. For examples the road network is analysed in a spatially explicit approach with environment emergencies in order to maximise the usefulness of future transportation development minimising their impact on environment (for examples analysing the mutual relationship between roads and ecology network connectivity).
The information stored in the system may be updated in real-time and communicated to end user related to potential risk (such as meteo, traffic status, hydraulic risk, wild-fires, etc.). For such a purpose the new standards for GPS and communication system provided by the GALILEO new generation system would be used. The system is now available (with limited access) at http://geoportale.protezionecivile.molise.it/gov
Based on these experiences and in force of the political addresses that have received, the partners want to study and design a decision support system for the optimisation and sustainable development of transportation network in Regione Molise. The analysis and the potential tools, as well as specific reports, will enable decision makers to optimize the supply of public transport by making it more appropriate and to modulate it according to the current and potential demand.
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