Geoinformation systems, digitization and management of community assets

For the leadership of each community and city, the issues of improving the welfare of citizens, speeding up and ensuring the publicity of decision-making in the field of land management, construction, distribution of funds, receiving investments, ensuring the safety and comfort of life in the community are urgent.

Returning to the concept of “digitalization”, the term topped the list of the most visited words in the dictionary by a wide margin, and its number of views increased by 1.535% compared to last year. The neologism, which entered the Ukrainian language only a few years ago, is a transliteration of the English digitization and means changes in all spheres of social life associated with the use of digital technologies. The word is a simplified form of the more accurate term “digital transformation” and is a manifestation of the global digital revolution.

MagneticOne Municipal Technologies, which offers a new level of territory management thanks to the use of geoinformation systems, is one of such examples that successfully demonstrates the positive dynamics of the implementation of these solutions.

After all, at the time of digitalization, the management of community assets should be automated, transparent and comfortable. For this, the head of the community must have all possible data about the resources of the community. Today, not all information is digitized and is also stored in various state structures, which greatly complicates the process of work and decision-making. One of the ways to facilitate and automate the work of community management is the implementation of the Geoinformation System for managing the assets of the OTG and other solutions based on geoinformation systems.

A geographic information system (GIS) is a software product that provides the ability to store, process, analyze, and display spatial and other related data about objects and processes in a certain area.

GIS for the management of OTG allows the public to be involved in the management of community lands and promotes transparency through public access to complete information about the territory.

The use of the Geoinformation System will be able to solve a number of current problems of the territorial community, such as:

– Uncertainty of the boundaries of the territories under the control of the OTG and the illegal use of ownerless forests and territories through accounting and control of each hectare of land;

– Impossibility of planning the distribution and use of land resources due to constant access to complete information about a certain territory;

– Lack of interest on the part of investors – the use of GIS involves the allocation of investment-attractive plots and reflects the full characteristics of objects available to investors;

– Loss of revenue to the local budget due to non-payment of taxes – the system allows you to keep records of land tax payments, monitor debtors and is synchronized with accounting.

– Land pollution and improper supervision of reclamation systems – the system of electronic appeals allows control of spontaneous landfills and illegal works;

– Expensive and long-term repair of outdated engineering communications – GIS of engineering networks displays the entire engineering network on a map with detailed information about the latest repair at each site;

– Absence of tourists in historical places – tourist routes laid out in GIS around attractive objects of the community make it possible to interest many tourists.

– Prompt access to all land management documentation makes it possible to significantly speed up informed decision-making. The geoinformation system acts as a single point of access to all urban planning documentation and eliminates the difficult work with dozens of paper maps.

Undisputed advantages of using GIS for management of OTG:

Availability – detailed and up-to-date data on the territory is always ready for viewing if there is an Internet connection;
Speed ​​- GIS provides easy and instant search for necessary data;
Convenience – the web resource replaces hundreds of paper documents;
Transparency – all OTG residents have access to up-to-date data on the state and limitations of the territory;
Automation – labor costs are reduced, as data is stored and processed by a computer;
Openness – access to up-to-date information about the state of the territory helps to attract investors.

The collection of all documentation on land resources, roads, investment objects, etc., and as a result of the implementation of the Geoinformation System of Territorial Community Management, is ready to solve the painful problems of the modern head of the local community.

Of course, this direction is only gaining momentum on the territory of Ukraine and requires meticulous processing. However, referring to the experience of our European partners, it becomes clear that without transparency and availability of data, it is practically impossible to bring about changes in the life of the community and cities.

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You can find more about the Geoinformation system of the territorial community on their website – and about the Geoportal of the urban cadastre –

An example of implementing a geoportal in the building cadastre of the Ternopil City OTG –

The demonstration version of the Geoinformation System of the territorial community –