The city of Leipzig will be operating its extensive spatial information systems (SIS) with SICAD for a further four years at least. Leipzig and SICAD GEOMATICS signed a contract for future cooperation at the end of May 2002.
The city of Leipzig is using its spatial information system for cross-office integration and for the many different tasks that need to be done in the community. To set up and maintain its SIS, Leipzig put out a call for tenders for a replacement for a uniform modular software solution. All the functions included in the applications already in use had to be retained and it had to be possible for the existing data to be used as before.
The existing SIS provides for cross-office integration of the city’s administration and performs specialist tasks in land registry, surveying, city planning, development planning and property management and also various cross-discipline functions. The municipal surveying office uses the SICAD-based solution to create and maintain the Automated Property Map (ALK), the Digital City Map and other geo-base data in other scales. In addition to 60 possible licenses of the SICAD-LM registry application under SICAD/open and SICAD Spatial Desktop (SICAD/SD), Leipzig is using applications such as SICAD-BBP (digital building plans) and WebDD from the SICAD partner BARAL. The SIS has also been expanded with in-house applications for various departments of the city administration, such as the traffic sign registry, the street axis atlas, street lighting and the parking control system. Leipzig is using the SICAD Internet Map Service (SICAD-IMS) to provide the spatial information on its intranet. At the same time, the SICAD solution enables the city to market and sell the official geo information to external user groups.
On the basis of the property and infrastructure information from the SIS and the building plans stored in digital format and publicized in SICAD-BBP, Leipzig has a powerful information system for public and private investment.