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Intelligent Charts

Objective

Geographic and cartographic information plays a strategic role in industrial, administrative and public areas such as urban planning and the planning of public telecommunication networks or tourist information services. This type of information is very complex to handle and consult because it mixes various layers of graphic data and non-graphic databases containing the relevant commercial, technical or legal information.

The full-scale INCH project aimed at the design of workstations for cartographic information systems with a high level of usability. This remains a challenge for information technology R&D.
Geographic and cartographic information plays a strategic role in industrial, administrative and public areas such as urban planning of public areas such as urban planning and the planning of public telecommunication networks or tourist information services. This type of information is very complex to handle and consult because it mixes various layers of graphic data and nongraphic databases containing the relevant commercial, technical or legal information.

The full scale intelligent charts (INCH) projects aimed at the design of workstations for cartographic information systems with a high level of usability. This remains a challenge for information technology research and development. The following activities were undertaken in the exploratory action phase: market analysis from both the commercial and technical point of view and user requirement analysis and creation of a demonstrator for a new generation of information services suitably derived from a combination of chart and information databanks. This 1-year exploratory action has formed a sound commercial and technical basis for a full scale project on intelligent charts.

The work has been established to include various cities and is now continuing in the ESPRIT III project 6339, GEOWORKS, in the information processing systems and software area of the programme.
The following activities were undertaken in the exploratory action phase:

- market analysis from both the commercial and technical point of view and user requirement analysis
- creation of a demonstrator for a new generation of information services suitably derived from a combination of chart and information databanks.
This one-year exploratory action has formed a sound commercial and technical basis for a full-scale project on intelligent charts.

Coordinator

Bull SA
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux Puteaux
92039 Paris La Défense
France

Participants (8)

CMSU-COMMUNICATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UNIT
Greece
Address
Evelpidon Street, 31
11362 Athenes
Datenzentrale Schleswig-Holstein
Germany
Address
Altenholzer Straße 10
24161 Kiel
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Apartado 10105, Rua Alves Redol, 9
1017 Lisboa
ISSI
France
Address
9 Rue De Conde
75006 Paris
Institut Géographique National
France
Address
39 Rue Gay Lussac
75005 Paris
KOMMUNEDATA
Denmark
Address
Vester Soegade, 10/Vi
1601 Copenhagen
MAGISTRATSDIREKTION WIEN
Austria
Address
Rathausstrasse, 1
1082 Wien
TELESYSTEMES
France
Address
115 Rue Du Bac
75341 Paris