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Forest Cadastre

THE CADASTRE OF URBAN, PERIURBAN AND LOWLAND PLANTATIONS OF LOMBARDY REGION


                                 

With the start of a new Cadastre of urban and lowland plantations, now it's possible to insert different data related to urban and lowland forests carried out in the last thirty years in Lombardy region (Italy) in an online database.

Thanks to the LIFE + project EMoNFUr, and in particular to Action 6 "Inventory of artificial and natural urban and forest status in Lombardy region", a versatile and user-friendly tool that supports the activities of planning, monitoring and management of plantations was prepared for different types of users.

The Cadaster also aims to bring to the attention of citizens and associations the most significant and interesting experiences carried out in Lombardy, because they can be known and available for outdoor leisure activities, thereby increasing awareness of the importance of these new forests and their functions in an increasingly urbanized society.

The Cadaster does not start already packed. Currently it is not yet possible to view and query the database via a homepage of public access. As the information is collected it will be possible to have a more complete picture of the forests and their main characteristics. In fact, two sections used for the data consultation will be activated once a sufficient number of data is inserted:

Public homepage: it's a webpage where you can use a query to search or filter some information about a forest using specific search criteria as name, province and municipality.
WebGIS Platform:
it provides georeferenced data visualization, overlaid on Google Maps.

 

The identification of these forests and the collection of information concerning them will be carried out with the participation of forestry institutes (Lombardy Region, Provinces, Mountain Communities, Parks and Nature Reserves), local communities and environmental associations, as well as farmers or forestry technician who contributed to the achievement of new forests in Lombardy in the last 30 years, since 1980.

Only these "privileged" users were entrusted with the task to insert, edit and update data related to one or more plantations in Lombardy (Italy), after access to the administration area, the only section of the cadastre currently active.

DATABASE

The database architecture is based on a simple and intuitive set of sheets for each forest; every sheet is structured into 7 different sections or query masks related to several aspects such as general and local information, forest and management plans, financial and public fruition: 



  1. General data (name of the forest, longitude and latitude coordinates, Municipality, Province etc.)
  2. Local aspects (if the forest is a protected area, if it is part of an ecological network etc.)
  3. Forest aspects (age of the forest stand, surface area, plant density etc.)
  4. Management aspects (data related to the forest owners and managers, etc.)
  5. Aspects of public fruition (main function, presence of paths, picnic areas, parking, services etc.)
  6. Financial aspects (year of funding, years of start and completion of the work, main source of funding, total amount of the project, management average annual expenses etc.)
  7. Uploading documents (this section enables the uploading of files with the following extensions .pdf, .doc, .xls, .jpg, and .shp., max 10 Mb,  as maps, environmental reports, monitoring data, pictures etc.).

 
HOW TO ACCESS THE DATABASE


Starting from February 1, 2014 the "Admin" section of the cadastre for the insertion of data is operational.

In this section only privileged users can access: public authorities, technicians and operators, environmental associations, local communities, farmers and private individuals who contributed to the achievement or management of one or more forests in Lombardy.

 IF YOU ARE REGISTERED:

You can access the administration area after authentication with login credentials (username and password) by clicking on the following link.

 IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED YET:

You can apply for registration and obtain your login credentials by filling out a form that you will find to the following link.

In the admin area there is a user guide or technical manual which describes the main features of the database and how to fill in the individual fields of the query masks.

For any further information please contact us at progettolife@emonfur.eu.