Geographic Information Systems areas

The En&P studio GIS area has been committed since 1996 in the construction and management of geographic information systems. The activity was carried out for public administrations in the field of transport planning (both public and private), including through the use of models developed for individual applications.

In recent years, the activities focus -also- on Land Use Planning (Municipal Urban Plans and Strategic Environmental Assessments) and on the development of Municipal Emergency Plans (including various possible risks: seismic, hydrogeological, fire, weather).

The GIS area mainly uses QGIS¹ software in advanced mode and develops custom applications for Urban and Logistic solutions.


GIS products can be provided at customer’s request: a) in standard format (shape file²); b) Implemented on highly reliable geographic servers (such as google maps³), openstreet maps, and so on.


(under construction)

[1]: QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities;

[2]: A shapefile stores nontopological geometry and attribute information for the spatial features in a data set. The geometry for a feature is stored as a shape comprising a set of vector coordinates. Shapefiles can support point, line, and area features. Area features are represented as closed loop, double-digitized polygons. Attributes are held in a dBASE® format file. Each attribute record has a one-to-one relationship with the associated shape record (© ESRI withe paper  1997, 1998 Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.);

[3]: web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta version), or public transportation.