Oskari as a City map service

City of Tampere is one of the most long term users of Oskari. City of Tampere mapservice is the public view to the information the city provides but Oskari is also in internal use with the City officials. The map service is basic Oskari implementation excluding some graphical elements.

Providing the right users the right data

One of the interesting things in Tampere case is that the city official's user IDs have been incorporated within the Oskari installation using rolebased administration. This keeps the data integrity intact. The right persons are able to edit and view the datasets they are allowed to edit and view.

"We provide and maintain a large amount of different substance information in geospatial format. With rolebased administration, this information can also be viewed by our different stake holders through the map service", describes Marko Kauppi, special planner in City of Tampere.

Light-weight map services with Oskari

One of the coolest examples of using Oskari is the RPC-functionalities. You can create light services on top of Oskari-installation that utilize the datasets and map service in the background. City of Tampere has been using this functionality quite often. Here is one example for the general plan from Tampere and here a feed back service for the tram-planning.

Improvements in map listing

New map list is being designed together with City of Tampere, Lounaispaikka, National Board of Antiquities and Helsinki Region Environment. This development is one great example on how we can create features to Oskari that also others are interested in having.

Recent development

  • Hierarchical layer bundle
    Let's develop Oskari together City of Tampere, Helsinki Region Environmental Services, National Board of Antiquities and Environmental Center of Finland started developing together a new form for handing map layers in Oskari. Before the map layer was a bit complicated and did not allow one dataset belonging to two or multiple categories. City of Tampere took the lead in arranging procurement processes and forming use case stories. The procurement was targeted to Oskari community member […]