GIS.FCU Pioneers The 1st Cloud-based Municipal Works Map Platform

GIS Research Centre of Feng Chia University has successfully completed Taiwan’s first municipal works cloud-based map platform, a project commissioned by the Taichung City Government. With the completion of this platform, Taichung City government employees can access their own private “Earth” to search and browse city government map layers in 3-D. In the future, city government employees will also be able to produce 3-D models of major construction projects.

This platform integrates city’s digital map libraries as data source, including urban planning and cadastral map libraries. Currently, this platform contains records pertaining to the city’s major construction projects and tender projects, as well as detailed information regarding the progress of each project. At the same time, Google historical image browsing technology is applied in conjunction with aerial photos of Taichung City taken in various time periods. This allows city government officials and policymakers to have a clear picture of the city’s development and changes in land use over time. 

The information on this platform will be gradually made available to the general public, allowing them to participate in and understand the city’s development objectives and progress. Moreover, Taichung City has been included in the TOP7 Smart City of ICF in 2012. We will integrate indexes of the Smart City(including BroadBand Connectivity, Knowledge Workforce, Digital Inclusion, Innovation, Marketing and Advocacy) to display information on the platform. At the same time, cloud-based service platforms in the areas of transportation, disaster preparedness, land administration, tourism, public safety and health care will be developed.

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The platform contains records pertaining to the city’s major construction projects and tender projects, as well as detailed information regarding the progress of each project.

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Taichung city government employees will be able to produce 3-D models of major construction projects.

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The system provides a clear picture of the city’s development and changes in land use over time.

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A cadastral map

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An urban planning map

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A 3D building model