The number of protected areas increased enormously in the last one hundred years. This success story means however new challanges for the people responsible for the management of these areas: nearly all activities and management decisions have a spatial implication and there are not always enough resources available for GIS Software and GIS capacity building. PAMGIS allows through an easy web interface to manage, share and present complex geospatial data.
Share information with stakeholders
Often stakeholders in the region are not satisfied with the information released by the Protected Area Management. With PAMGIS data can be easily shared on a map interface, with different levels of access for different stakeholders. Different users can see and interact with the information they need for their activities: layout, legends, queries can be adapted to met the needs of different users.f
Modern, third generation protected areas are managed with a strong participation of stakeholders. PAMGIS allows not only to query and display data, but also to edit and add information through a simple web interface with access control. This allows partners to update the information they are responsible for, remotely, from their own offices or from the field. All stakeholders can share information in real time and communication improves, going in both directions.
Clear workflow: request, approval, implementation
Often management actions are not carried out by the park itself: land owners, scientists or other staff in the field might identify and quantify actions. The implementation of these actions is often carried out by specialized companies or consultants. PAMGIS helps you and your team in identifying the needs through the online interface and implementing tailored workflows to ensure management all stakeholders involved are informed on new available information and can approve it. This way all information, activities and the state of implementation are shared and documented.
Open Source: sustainable in the long run
PAMGIS is completely built on open source components: databases and WebGIS-components have been developed for years and are widely used in public administrations as well as in private companies. Through the use of open source components you save not only on licence and maintenance costs, but you are sure that your information can be shared through standard interfaces: WMS, WFS, WCS are international standards, implemented in PAMGIS, which allow you to operate on the data through all kinds of GIS-Software, proprietary and open source. You pay only for installation, configuration, tailored implementations and training, depending on your needs.