Mobile GIS: Modern Web Standards as platform for eGovernment

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Peter Bjørn Alsing
  • Morten Heering Fredskild
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have become a trivialized part of every day life. No matter where you are access to the digital world is ensured by the ubiquitous wireless data connection. Network and hardware is continuously getting faster and faster (DANMARKS STATESTIK 2012). The development is furiously pressing on - the future is online!

The digital lifestyle puts a focus on both the opportunities and needs for efficient solutions that take advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. E-Government is a good example of how digital solutions can be used to streamline and optimize workflows. Sharing of data and use of information should be promoted and increasingly used as it will help to break down the silo approach and foster collaboration (HVINGEL & HANSEN 2011). The interconnection of IT systems and records helped ensure Denmark a place among the world's leading digital nations (Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2012).

There are still plenty of development opportunities within e-Government - especially when it comes to the use of spatial data, which only recently became part of the digital agenda (REGERINGEN et al 2011). The use of spatial data can help take e-Government to the next level, while being a catalyst for value creation for both businesses and individuals.

There is a large potential for the use of smartphones and tablets as tools in e-Government. Applications such as ”Giv et praj” have already had success demonstrating the use of mobile devices and user collaboration( 2011).

The purpose for this project is to identify the scope for how mobile devices can be used as tools for spatial data and e-Government. The upcoming / current registration and apprising of § 3-områder (protected Danish nature types) (MILJØMINISTERIET 2010) is used as a case study in the following paper. This paper seeks to develop a "proof-of-concept application" that will be used for this task.
Publication date7 Jun 2012
Number of pages115
ID: 63614833