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BRinging Innovative Developments for GEographic Information Technology

Objective

The main goal of BRIDGE-IT project is to develop innovative geo-server technologies enabling efficient geo-data content collection, management and dissemination, independently of proprietary GIS technology for geo-based applications and services. Technology achievements will be demonstrated with targeted users or customers through representative and real scale applications scenarios. BRIDGE-IT addresses also business and contractual issues impairing a true boost of geographic information applications. BRIDGE-IT consortium relies on complementary skills brought by European-level key 13 actors in Geographic Information and applications, including content providers, GIS editors, software industry and integrators, research teams and universities, market owners for private or public applications.

Objectives:
The goal of BRIDGE-IT project is to design and demonstrate innovative and generic technology aimed at developing use of geographic information in various applications fields. BRIDGE-IT concept has two folds:
1) Provide innovative solutions to key issues that impair development of geographic information use;
2) Demonstrate the benefits brought by these innovations on real applications.

Work description:
BRIDGE-IT workplan includes following activities:
Activity 1 : Study innovative solutions for following key issues- Interactivity and user-friendliness of geographic interfaces on internet and personal digital assistants.- Link between geographic information and other information content.- Integration between static and dynamic information.- Licensing and billing issues, liability, business and pricing models;
Activity 2 : Implement proposed solutions as modular software components- Data / metadata access and content integration component.- Dynamic information component.- Internet access component.- Portable devices formatting component.- Time reference management component;
Activity 3 : Demonstrate benefits on four real applications in partnership with end-users- Local authorities and e-government application.- Transportation and public works application. - Real estate and location based services application.- Environment application.

Milestones:
- Innovative studies on data management side and user explication access and representation;
- Study results implemented as technological components;
- Project achievements will be validated through four application scenarios, defined according users requirements market applications : transports, real estate, local government, environment;
- BRIDGE-IT will study new economical models to be applied to geoinformation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EADS DEFENSE AND SECURITY SYSTEMS SA
Address
6 Rue Dewoitine
78140 Velizy Villacoublay
France

Participants (12)

AED-SICAD AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Mallwitzstrasse 1-3
53177 Bonn
APIC
France
Address
113 Avenue Aristide Briand
94117 Arcueil Cedex
CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION EN MILIEU RURAL
France
Address
Zone D'activite Pic Pyrenees Innovation
65150 Saint-laurent De Neste
DORNIER GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Address
An Der B 30/Immenstaad
88039 Friedrichshafen
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
Address
Nordnesgt 50
5005 Bergen
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
LUCIAD NV
Belgium
Address
Parijsstraat 74
3000 Leuven
MINISTERIE VAN DE VLAAMSE GEMEENSCHAP
Belgium
Address
E.jacqmainlaan 156 Bus 2
1000 Brussel
TELE ATLAS N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Reitscheweg 7 F
5232 BX 'S-hertogenbosch
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster