Digitalisation of the local master plan of Tampere
The project implemented by the City of Tampere is developing a digital local master plan that is more than just a map. The new data model will improve and speed up the process of drawing up a local master plan.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
The future digital data model will improve and speed up the local master plan process, which is currently slow. The benefits of the data model in the local master plan process include increased transparency of the planning process, better time-efficiency of planning and better availability and quality of the information contained in the reports produced during planning.
Objective: “Open access to zoning plan data”
The aim of the project is to develop a data model for the dissemination of information about land use decisions produced as a result of the strategic land use planning carried out by the local authority. The aim is to develop a data model in which the local master plan can be linked to the possible data model-based regional land use plan at the higher level of the zoning plan hierarchy laid down in the current Land Use and Building Act. On the other hand, the model would also enable the local master plan to be linked to a data model-based local detailed plan at the lower level of the zoning plan hierarchy. Open description language will be used to develop the data model, which will be published and will be freely available for everyone to use.
An open data model will benefit a fairly large group of actors in the long term. The first to benefit will be those who already take advantage of the local master plan in their activities (e.g. detailed local planning). In the next stage, the ones to benefit will be the possible third-party actors who will be able to develop the afore-mentioned added value services with a data model-based local master plan. Ordinary city residents will also benefit from a data model-based local master plan.
Benefits seen by city residents include faster reaction to changes in social structures in the planning process and the availability of the data produced in the local master plan in a processed form to city residents.
Development of the local master plan into an evolving data model
Duration: 10 October 2017–30 September 2018
Implemented by: City of Tampere