Texas, USA, 24 May 2006: GE Energy has upgraded the digital map system for the city of Leuven, Belgium for increased performance. GE Energy migrated the G@lileo system to GE’s Smallworld 4 portfolio of products including Smallworld Core Spatial Technology, based on the new Application Framework (SWAF) architecture, Smallworld Internet Application Server (SIAS) and Smallworld Spatial Intelligence (SSI) software. The migrated application was deployed in a variety of municipality service departments, mainly in the town hall, but also was spread over different locations in Leuven. This most recent upgrade was part of Leuven’s application maintenance contract with GE.
The G@lileo system consists of 16 modules: base map, base map update, spatial planning (permits and plans), environment, housing, fire brigade, finance, parks and green spaces, playgrounds, police and crime prevention, police accident registration, road marking and traffic signs, surface water, wastewater, external data linker and G@lileo IAS. G@lileo’s geographic information system makes basic data available to the various city services in a practical, visual form.
In 1999, GE developed the original 3.2 version of G@lileo when the city ordered a digital map of Leuven. Specifically, the city of Leuven wanted more intelligence in a digital map system to ensure that it could be used in all of the city’s administration departments. Leuven has more than 80,000 residents plus 25,000 students. The city covers an area of 14,371 acres and consists of the following boroughs: Heverlee, Leuven, Kessel-Lo, Wilsele. It also is part of the former municipalities of Wijgmaal, Korbeek-Lo and Haasrode.