Interactive land use planning that enables the visualisation of geo data and the analysis of public opinion.
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|Strengths• Information: plan texts and geodata can be displayed online. This facilitates access to all relevant planning documents.
• Comments: public authorities and the public can focus their comments on individual text paragraphs or geodata.
• Coordination: organizations can coordinate their opinions and then submit them bundled.
• Evaluation: powerful evaluation functions
• All statements are combined in the balancing table and can be exported
• The add-on module enables convenient notification and contact management of the participating institutions and the participating individuals.
• The public authorities can efficiently coordinate the work of their specialist departments.
• Individual opinions can be reviewed, consolidated and released as overall opinions.
• Postal communications can be imported and processed digitally together with all other comments.
• All statements are filterable and sortable via their properties such as text references, keywords or other properties. Extensive comments can be subdivided and sorted according to content.
• Following the political decision, the information about the result can be automatically sent to the respondents.
|Weaknesses• Site in German language available only
• Slow-paced formation of the local communities of interest
• Excludes some populations, like the elderly or lower class, from participating in the process, since they are not using social media networks (or using them to a lesser extent or for different purposes).
|Opportunities• A service for planners and planning offices to carry out the support and public participation in urban development planning as well as in regional and regional planning, traffic planning and in planning approval procedures.
• Encourage a shared management of the spatial planning process among all competent authorities and a reduction in the amount of time and cost implied by the collection of formal and informal comments and observations to the plan draft.
• Implementing eParticipation projects as participatory budgets and urban planning discussions for public sector customers
|Threats• Slow-paced formation of the local communities of interest
• Exclude some populations, like the elderly or lower class, from participating in the process, since they are not using social media networks (or using them to a lesser extent or for different purposes).