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Development of Spatial Database for Regional Development in Romania






  • Ion LUNGU


  • Aura-Mihaela MOCANU (VIRGOLICI)



eographical Information Systems are used in solving many regional development related problems, around the world. Starting from some national programs to famous international ones, such as INSPIRE program, each such initiative uses geospatial data as well in the process of building regional development strategies. This paper presents the main technical components of a geographical information system, meaning the spatial database, the web mapping server and the APIs used to embed the maps into web applications. The development steps for a pre-alpha version of a web GIS application dedicated to the regional development in Romania are also shown. The software tools which were integrated in order to develop the online application were Oracle Spatial, where geospatial data was stored, GeoServer, an open source web mapping server used to generate the map out of the data from Oracle Spatial’s tables and ASP.NET as a web framework for building the website.

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  • Anda BELCIU (VELICANU) & Vlad DIACONITA & Ion LUNGU & Aura-Mihaela MOCANU (VIRGOLICI), 2014. "Development of Spatial Database for Regional Development in Romania," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(3), pages 55-65.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:3:p:55-65

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