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WebGIS service is a geographic information system (GIS) published on the Internet, or a mapping service that provides data on the web. A WebGIS thus extending the network of born and developed applications to manage digital cartography. WebGIS with GIS applications developed for utilities traditionally stand-alone or LAN environments can be deployed on a web server (also called map server) allowing interaction through the network with the mapping and data associated with it. The strength of WebGIS lies mainly in the fact that information may be available regardless of the platform, installation and location and are accessible by client type applications, which can be generic (web browser) or specific (GIS software) .


The main basic features typical of a WebGIS are: 

  • representation on-line cartographic maps;
  • use of functions of zoom in, zoom out, pan, consultation coordinates with the click of a mouse you can zoom in or view the map scale, display a different area, see the details;
  • display information sheets: one click on the point of interest appears on card containing detailed textual information.


Compared to a normal application, a WebGIS has many advantages: 

  • does not require purchase and installation of client licenses;
  • allows you to distribute information directly to a broad range of potential users; 
  • allows you to control which features and information available to the different types of users; 
  • the updated data is validated and distributed in real time. 


WebGis guarantees:

  • ease of use;
  • speed and efficiency in updating alphanumeric data and graphics;
  • homogeneity in updating alphanumeric data and graphic files;
  • flexibility in use, especially as regards the question of archives.


The SCOW WebGIS is composed by two different sections: the “MAP” section and the “Documents” section.


In the “MAP” section we have geolocalized all the composting plants of the SCOW project. The plants were divided in 4 categories with different placeholders: open facilities, closed or in vessel facilities, community/self composting, others plants. 


For each plant it’s possible to open an attribute table where one can look the parameters and the characteristics of the plant, like, for example, name and size, information on biowaste collection and input materials, fermentation and maturation stage, compost quality.

Moreover in the SCOW WebGIS there is the possibility to do an advance search of a composting plant with specific characteristics depending on size of plant, the collection system, the kind of biowaste, etc.

In the “Documents” section there are different documents realized during the SCOW project. These documents are easily available, in fact if one click on a specific file, another webpage will appears with the possibility to download the document. 

In future it will be possible to add new facilities in addition to those realized in the context of the SCOW project. For more info visit the WebGIS of the SCOW project. 


press here to explore the SCOW WEBGIS>>>