Belgium: Gemeente Overpelt municipality in Belgium has successfully implemented a custom GIS solution for multiple users built on the TatukGIS Editor for geographical administration of real estate property parcels and permitting procedures. The GIS solution is closely integrated with the Corsa Workflow document management system (DMS) which the Municipality uses to manage its permit registration and fulfillment process.
The GIS module stores administrative data in a SQLite database linked up with the geographical data. Despite the absence of a database linkage between the GIS and the Corsa document management system, users of the GIS have one-click access to documents in the Corsa Workflow system. This is achieved using links in the GIS to documents which automatically open the corresponding Corsa Workflow file. GIS exports data for selected parcels, including touching or nearby located objects identified by spatial query, to the Corsa Workflow DMS. This gives Corsa Workflow users access to geographical data not otherwise available in the Corsa system. The GIS tool generates Microsoft Word documents with bookmarks automatically understood by the Corsa DMS. The main bookmark is permit type, which triggers the correct workflow process in Corsa. The GIS can be configured by the municipality’s own administrators, such as to add additional map layers, etc. "The result is high data quality and fast data exchange between Corsa and the GIS, enabling very effective use of our parcels and permits data. The TatukGIS Editor based custom solution fulfills the Municipality's requirements and, happily, the project was implemented on time and on budget,” said Jan Vermeulen, Overpelt administrator.