DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OPEN-SOURCE WEB-GIS TO MANAGE THE PUBLIC WORKS OF ABRUZZO REGION: AN EXAMPLE TOWARDS THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS
Keywords: Web-GIS, free and open-source GIS, QGIS, Lizmap, Public Administration
Abstract. The Abruzzo region, in compliance with the performance objectives to be achieved in the two years 2021–2023 (Performance Plan 2021–2023), commissioned the development of a Web-GIS to map the assets related to public works, that must be judged by the Regional Technical Administrative Committee (C.R.T.A), onto a web platform, to support “Civil Engineering” authority of the Abruzzo Region, other professionals and technicians involved in the assessment process for the management of the public works during their whole administrative process and to share the data with citizens. For this purpose, and in compliance with the strategic objectives of the European Commission (Open Source Software Strategy 2020–2023) to use free and open-source software (FOSS) inside public administrations, an open-source Web-GIS was proposed and developed. The solution proposed is realised using user-friendly application, from QGIS software, the most popular and well known free and open-source GIS, to realise the GIS project, to the use of Lizmap to share the results. The combination of QGIS and Lizmap guarantees an easy way to implement a free and open-source Web-GIS and it represents a good solution to move Public Administration toward the use of FOSS as required by the European Commission. In addition, this tool has the purpose of ensuring maximum transparency to citizens who, although not insiders, can access the geoportal to see how the funds allocated by the Region, the Italian Nation and the European Community are distributed and spent.