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Sistema Informativo della Montagna (SIM)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleSistema Informativo della Montagna (SIM)
2nd TitleMountain Information System
CreatorMinistero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali
DescriptionThe Mountain Information System provides to the public (in particular, to the inhabitants of mountain areas), businesses, government agencies and local authorities a series of services based on IT infrastructures and the integrated use of the information stored in various databases, among which, in particular, those of the agricultural and forestry sector (Ministry of Agriculture, and AGEA - Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricoltura, the government Agency responsible for paying out subsidies to farmers), the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the National Statistical Office (ISTAT). A unique aspect of the SIM is the uniform nationwide database, offering a complete and accurate snapshot of the country, which users may consult from a single point of access, comparing data according to specific requirements. The SIM gives information on the public administration entities in the mountain territory, it provides data on CITES certification and CITES protected species, food quality certification and local food products. Statistical and geographical data on mountain areas and the link to the original data sources are reported. SIM's land management services have been used by the State Forest Service, with regard to the (a) 3rd survey of illegal landfills: a campaign carried out in 2001-2002; and (b) the identification, in 2001 and 2002, of over 700 areas affected by forest fires, for the purpose of immediately notifying the competent authorities so that they can issue prohibition orders for buildings on this land. SIM has also been used by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as the IT instrument for planning and carrying out the II National Forest Inventory. The SIM was developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in partnership with UNCEM (Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani), the National Union of Mountain Municipalities, Communities and Agencies, with the technological support of Agrisian.
Keywordsinformation services; maps; remote sensing; national forest inventories; NFIs; forest monitoring; certification; public administration
TypeInformation services, Maps
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 Published: September 7 2007 | Last updated: November 23 2016