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D.T1.1.1: Analysis of requirements for Smart Altitude web-based data publication and visualisation


This document contains the preliminary requirements for the online WebGIS to be developed as part of WP1 and the Alpine Space / Interreg project Smart Altitude.

The requirements are split into two sections,

  • the user requirements, or the user needs, describing what the WebGIS user wants to do with the system, and
  • the functional requirements, describing distinct functions of the WebGIS which allow the user to perform the actions described in the user requirements

User Requirements

UR-1 User needs to access an online tool to present and access the geospatial outputs of the Smart Altitude project
UR-2 User needs to access an online mapping tool to access different data layers relevant to the project’s topic of low-carbon, high-impact energy production and consumption
UR-2.1 User needs to access thematic data for wind energy potential and production
UR-2.2 User needs to access thematic data for hydropower energy potential and production
UR-2.3 User needs to access thematic data for solar energy potential and production
UR-2.4 User needs to access thematic data for geothermal energy potential and production
UR-2.5 User needs to access thematic data for biomass energy potential and production
UR-3 User needs to access background data layers providing spatial context to the project’s thematic layers
UR-3.1 User needs to access background satellite imagery
UR-3.2 User needs to access background cartographic maps
UR-3.3 User needs to access background hill shade / relief maps
UR-3.4 Background layers need to be available for the whole alpine region
UR-4 User needs to access data generated and provided for the project’s living labs
UR-5 User needs to access data for the energy requirements of the project’s ski resorts
UR-6 User needs to access data showing ski resort’s facilities and extent
UR-7 User needs to access the user interface in the major languages existing in the alpine region
UR-8 User needs to print hard copies and export PDF documents of map content
UR-9 User needs access to a layer tree to
UR-9.1 Switch on/off and combine layers displayed on the map
UR-9.2 Change layer transparency
UR-9.3 Change layer drawing order
UR-10 User needs an online introduction / tutorial to the WebGIS
UR-11 User needs a calculation tool in order to combine and calculate parameters based on data available in the WebGIS
UR-12 User needs to identify features of displayed layers in order to access and display feature / metadata
UR-13 User needs to access a layer legend and layer information / metadata
UR-14 User needs to download project specific data to their own desktop machine for further use
UR-15 User needs access to project layers in their own desktop GIS system
UR-16 User needs access to a full text search interface to find municipalities and other features as provided by the project data

Functional Requirements

FR-1 The WebGIS provides an online interface accessible on desktop computers with standard internet browsers: Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, not older than 2018 releases
FR-2 The minimum screen resolution for an acceptable user experience shall be 1600 x 900 pixels
FR-3 The minimum network bandwidth for an acceptable user experience shall be 5 Mbit/s
FR-4 The WebGIS needs to provide a web mapping component, allowing
FR-4.1 Zooming and panning
FR-4.2 Cartographic representation / SRS to be EPSG:3857, Web Spherical Mercator Projection
FR-4.3 Display of a scale bar
FR-4.4 Display of a layer legend / styling
FR-4.5 Full screen map display
FR-4.5 Mouse cursor coordinate display in most common SRS, including Lat/Long (EPSG:4326), UTM, and Web Spherical Mercator (EPSG:3857)
FR-5 The WebGIS needs to provide public and private layer access in order to restrict public access to sensitive layers
FR-6 Project layers to be exposed via OGC WxS web services
wiki/requirements_smartaltitude_webgis_analysis_of_requirements_for_smart_altitude_web-based_data_publication_and_visualisation.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/01 09:37 by dbranca