EnviroInfo 2016, Berlin
„Why do we need collaborative and interoperable access to environmentally relevant data? The Example UIS BW“
In Baden-Württemberg the Environmental Information System (UIS) is of great importance as a strategic instrument of national policy. It’s relevance is going to increase due to the increasing digitization of all areas of life. The environmental database as the core of the UIS contains data held by the specialized services of the State of Baden-Württemberg, municipal governments and the federal government. It is based on a cooperative approach. The system architecture of the UIS is service-oriented. Consistency of data through all administration hierarchies and IT-Systems is ensured by a catalogue of metadata within the UIS.
The opportunities that are associated with the digital transformation such as the increasing use of satellite data or the analysis of large amounts of data with BIG DATA technologies respectively the implementation of “Green by IT concepts” are associated with the need of making the digitization process efficient and sustainable.
This way forward is embedded in the digitization strategy of the State of Baden-Württemberg as well as conceptual designed within the UIS and consistently pursued. The cooperative orientation and already on interoperability focused system-architecture are already providing the necessary conditions for a future success.