Project to develop joint geoportal implemented in Euroregion Bug

The first investment project to develop a joint geo-information portal has been implemented in the Cross-Border Association Euroregion Bug, BelTA learned from project coordinator, chairman of the board of the Brest Oblast Green Tourism Promotion Center Agro-Ecotour Alexander Ivachev. 

The geoportal and a new geographical information system are part of the project “Geographical information system across the border - a joint platform for territorial management in the Euroregion Bug” that was implemented in the period from 1 November 2014 to 31 January 2015 in line with the cross-border cooperation program “Poland-Belarus-Ukraine” set to run in 2007-2013. The program's total funding exceeded €330,000. The bulk of the resources was provided in the form of international technical aid, i.e. grants of the European Union. The project is designed to promote cross-border development and improve the investment and tourist appeal of the region. 

The geoportal offers a joint database containing data about the bordering territories of the three countries (Brest Oblast of Belarus, Volyn Oblast of Ukraine, and Lublin Voivodeship of Poland) in the form of geospatial maps with multiple scales. The new software product provides information about tourism, culture, entrepreneurship, education, investment advertising and commercial advertising, power engineering, business and science, labor market. The geoportal is meant for a broad range of users, like potential tourists and investors, entrepreneurs, members of local self-government and residents of the Euroregion Bug. 

“A huge part of the efforts was channeled into displaying cultural and historical identity of the regions and their tourism potential. This information will be of interest not only to local residents, but also people living far away from the Euroregion Bug. The investments-related information will help businesses get a clear picture of opportunities for implementing investment projects in their home countries and jointly with members of the Euroregion Bug,” Alexander Ivachev said. He hailed the creation of the portal as a new innovative approach to successful development of cross-border territories. 

According to him, the database of the portal will be regularly updated and fleshed out by relevant information. The portal can be found at the following address: http://euroregionbug.maps.arcgis.com 

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05.02.2015

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