In the case of Valladolid City, four different applications were pre-selected by the internal staff involved in the project, instead of presenting to stakeholders a wide range of candidate applications to be migrated on the cloud. In general, the field of applications/services was considered as a priority in the innovation strategy for the municipality.
The project stakeholders were selected among two different groups, internal and external to the municipality. The main criteria for the selection within each of these groups were diversified. In the first case, for internal users the main criterion was that migration of some applications on the cloud could affect their job in some ways. In the case of external stakeholders the crucial parameter was to achieve a diversified representation of groups of citizens living in the city, e.g. people from different age groups or professional skills, local SME, entrepreneurs, etc. This was complemented by organisations playing a key role in the coordination of city actors.
The external stakeholders’ group was composed by different profile citizens, small companies and associations with a clear focus on innovation. Using this latter criterion, members from the following groups were selected:
- Agile CyL: a regional community of agile technologies developers
- ePunto: a company devoted to fostering innovation in Castilla y León and linked to the local Chamber of Commerce
- Geocyl: a start-up in the field of geographic information systems consulting
Valladolid’s main objective is to improve citizen’s life quality. For this reason the city seeks to cloudify services that focus on serving its citizens. Through direct collaboration with citizens, public servants and local companies among other relevant stakeholders involved in the city’s life, Valladolid will create a portfolio from the following list of services:
- Blue Parking – App for metered parking areas
- Ideal Innobarometer – Location of best places for new businesses
- LocalGIS – Mapping services for municipalities
- UeR (Urbanismo en Red) – Urban planning information for cities
Selected cloud-based services: Urbanismo en Red (UeR)
The finally selected application Urbanismo en Red (UeR) is created with the purpose of publishing the municipal development plans, across Internet, enabling citizens to access them easily. It is designed for increasing and enhancing transparency in public management of urban sectors. Moreover it provides full interoperability between the various authorities and stakeholders, through electronic services that enable the provision of information of urban planning, to be used by different stakeholders. The application is used by end users (public), operators (GIS technicians) and administrators.
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The application is available online: http://www10.ava.es/Visor