Building spatial information resources is a great organizational and financial effort. It is estimated that the value of data is about 80 percent of the value of the whole GIS system. The collected data is used to design, make arrangements and to perform current infrastructure maintenance tasks. Making the information of GIS systems available to the public makes new possibilities and areas of using the collected data appear. Re-use of data and the resulting benefits constitute savings, additional income and create a number of social effects listed in numerous studies, including those prepared by EU units and the Polish Ministry of Digitalization. The standard channel for publication of geospatial data is urban web portals (SIP, geoportal). Their functionality is more and more often complemented by mobile applications whose share in Internet activity exceeded 50%, and in the case of map applications this share is even greater. Mobile access to geospatial data allows to significantly increase the number of recipients of this type of information.
The MSIP Krakow mobile application provides access to spatial data and services of the Municipality of Krakow, as well as the possibility to use simple GIS tools. It presents selected layers from the MSIP Observatory portal.
The application enables the user:
The mobile application is a new e-service and tool made available as part of the Municipal Spatial Information System of the City of Krakow.
The mobile application is co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the Regional Operational Programme for the Małopolska Region for the years 2014-2020 from the Digital Małopolska axis within the E-Administration and open resources and the e-Service in spatial information sub-action.