Budget / EC contribution
Municipality of Pirot, The Republic of Serbia
City of Subotica, The Republic of Serbia
Further development of Geographic Information System (GIS) of Pirot Municipality and promotion of its utilisation by local authorities and various users from public and private sector. The development and implementation of different software applications and databases which are the vital components of Geographic Information System of Pirot Municipality. The development and implementation of these components
is planned within the document “GIS Development Strategy for Pirot Municipality” as a series of projects. The objective is to develop the following applications and databases: Public Lighting Maintenance GIS, Utility Cadastre Database, Roads, Streets and Traffic Signalisation Maintenance GIS, Communal Objects Maintenance GIS, and Resources GIS. These objectives also include update of existing datasets and their
import into Municipality GIS databases. It is also planned to provide basic prerequisites for communication between different owners and users of these applications and datasets in order to ensure efficient data sharing (some basic procedures and protocols, networking, web access, etc.).
Databases that constitute Municipality GIS will be established and software applications for updating these databases will be developed and implemented. This will have a large impact on a broad range of users and their activities such as: tax administration, asset management, public utilities and services, development of spatial/urban plans, cadastral
services, permits issuing, rural development, tourism development, development of business zones and other related activities, improvement of services offered by municipal departments. Through activities that will
be realised within this project cooperation between different stakeholders (from private and private sector) will be further improved so this will reduce efforts and costs for these stakeholders and for citizens as well.
The development and implementation of GIS of Municipality of Pirot and establishment of spatial data
infrastructure on a municipality level in general. Some important datasets will be compiled such as Utilities
Cadastre Database that will be established by digitization of existing utilities cadastral maps and by field
survey. Data models and software for several GIS applications used by local government agency Land
Development Agency of Pirot and local government Public Company “Komunalac”, will be developed and
some initial data collected. Procedures and tools for data acquisition, processing, analysis and sharing will be
developed and established according to accepted international and EU standard and practises. Knowledge
and skills of the employees within local government departments, agencies and companies that require
handling with spatial data will be improved. They will be trained to use the developed GIS tools.