ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume VIII-4/W1-2021
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., VIII-4/W1-2021, 65–72, 2021
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., VIII-4/W1-2021, 65–72, 2021

  03 Sep 2021

03 Sep 2021


R. Hecht1, M. Artmann1, P. Brzoska1, D. Burghardt2, S. Cakir1, A. Dunkel2, M. Gröbe2, M. Gugulica2, K. Krellenberg1,3, N. Kreutzarek4, S. Lautenbach5, C. Ludwig6, D. Lümkemann4, G. Meinel1, M. Schorcht1, A. Sonnenbichler4, C. Stanley1, J. Tenikl7, M. Wurm7, and A. Zipf5,6 R. Hecht et al.
  • 1Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden, Germany
  • 2Institute of Cartography, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • 3University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research, Vienna, Austria
  • 4ISB AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 5Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) gGmbH at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 6GIScience Research Group, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 7German Remote Sensing Data Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Weßling-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Keywords: Urban Green Spaces, Web App, Dashboard, Data Integration, Location-Based Services, Smart Cities, Open Data

Abstract. Urban green spaces (UGSs) can provide important ecosystem services for citizens and their well-being. To make use of these services according to UGS user demands, urban residents, tourists, and city administrations should know where UGSs are located, what qualities they have and how to reach them on convenient routes. This paper presents a novel digital infrastructure which combines and fuses different data to map UGSs and their qualities, and makes this information available in a web app. The interactive information service of the app aims to support citizens to explore and search for suitable UGSs and to provide routing options to reach them based on their preferences. Via implicit and explicit feedback functions included in the app, further information on UGS users' preferences can be collected to enhance the overall knowledge basis, while respecting data privacy issues. The underlying data base consists primarily of open and volunteered geographic data, which allows for transferability to other cities. This paper describes the system design, its back-end and front-end components, as well as the process of development and deployment of the system in two pilot cities. Preliminary results of the piloting in the two cities are presented, focusing on user preferences for UGSs searches. The added value of the web app for city residents and the role of the newly gained knowledge for urban planning is discussed and reflected upon.