Geoportal 2: Nationwide network node of spatial information - description of its characteristics and an attempt at evaluation of selected functionalities

Karol Król, Barbara Prus, Tomasz Salata
2016 Geomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape  
For more than a decade now, in the EU countries in particular, we observe significant advances in the development of regional geoportals, created by various public administration units. This has resulted, above all, from: legal regulations, an increased demand for geospatial information, and the development of mobile and geo-information technologies. At present, there are several hundred official mapping services on the Internet, making available databases of geospatial information of varying
more » ... aracter. One of these is the map portal called Geoportal 2. One of the distinguishing features of the service is the fact that it provides access to geospatial data with the administrative data status, including land registry data. Despite regulatory limitations related to data processing, the Geoportal 2 is one of the most popular and most frequently chosen specialist map services in Poland. The goal of the paper is to present the Geoportal 2, describe its characteristics, and evaluate selected functionalities available within the mapping service. Keywords nationwide geoportal • infrastructure of geospatial information • Internet cartography
doi:10.15576/gll/2016.1.47 fatcat:ronhfkz6dbhglmahkbgaakdlb4