Purpose – This article aims to describe how information and communications technology (ICT) has introduced a new approach in the handling of spatial data and related services and how Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, one of the Italian local governments, has been involved in an interesting growth that adopts ICT to provide spatial data and related services to itself and to its territory. Design/methodology/approach – This article considers three aspects data and services interoperability and the implications of spatial data delivered through a multi‐channel environment; the use of social web as a platform for volunteered geographical information in the public administration environment; and the application of mobile technologies. Findings – The article represents the summary of recent activities in the Sardinia region and may constitute a paradigmatic example for other realities. Originality/value – The research and activities conducted represent a point of view advanced and innovative in the field of territorial sciences and spatial planning on a regional scale.
International Journal of Web Information Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 10, 2014
Keywords: Advanced Web applications; Mobile computing for the Internet; Applications of Web mining and searching