– central element of spatial data infrastructure in the Free
State of Thuringia
A project team of the IKG-GIZ constituted in 2005 was given the task of
doing the technical realization of the most important contents of the
spatial data infrastructure.
The members of this team came from administration
units concerned with environmental topics, local affairs and land
registration and surveying. The group forms the decision-making
committee for the development of the central element of Thuringia’s
spatial data infrastructure in terms of data processing, content and
Central starting point of a subnational spatial data infrastructure
The realization of the most important contents of Thuringia’s spatial
data infrastructure was very much influenced by the small administrative
units throughout the territorial state and led to the idea of developing
a central technical element controlled by the state administration that
could provide all spatial data of the Free State of Thuringia.
A central financing and integration into the e-government environment of
the Free State of Thuringia was agreed on in cooperation with all
governmental departments and local authorities.
Building up the central element Geoproxy
From 2005 to 2008 after a drafting period the building up of a central
spatial data server – Geoproxy – was completed. It provides
spatial data services for the spatial data of the Free State of
Thuringia in line with the OGC standards. The spatial data are stored in
a secondary database making them quickly accessible to spatial data
June 2008 Geoproxy has been available to users within the data
network of the state administration as well as via the Internet.
Geoproxy is handled by the governmental IT services.
Therefore best availability and support for the users can be offered on
a very high level.