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1 Time to go digital? Options for a new format of the Blue Book to facilitate planning and decision-making Slide 1 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

2  European Waterways Map produced by Euromapping  17 years of collaboration with the SC3 / WP3  3 editions published  4th edition in preparation for publication in 2012 The background Slide 2 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

3  2001 EurEauWeb Ltd (UK) conceived Water-Way® project  EU-funded R&D for new electronic guide to European waterways  2008 Marketing begins with Water-Way UK  2010 Euromapping completes Water-Way France with route planner for Europe Investment in GIS version Slide 3 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

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5  Thanks to work now completed, possibility of a ‘quick fix’ solution for integration of MAP and BLUE BOOK into a single digital product  What does this involve? – developing new data structure – applying new styles corresponding to existing map – styles of fiche to display lock and port data An opportunity… Slide 5 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

6  Change in style of Class Va (to make it symmetrical) A minor detail to consider: Slide 6 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011 Current styles Proposed future style for Va

7  What we will now show is BEFORE the necessary adaptations  The current application and map were designed for recreational boaters Demonstration of the application… Slide 7 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

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9 Detailed accurate maps Slide 9 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

10 Detailed information Slide 10 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

11 Sample outputs of new product Slide 11 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011

12 Route planner

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14 Route can be imported into spreadsheet, allowing user to change speeds, for example

15 Other initiatives are under consideration, such as the INE concept of a web-based planning map and tool Blue Book data to your desktop! Slide 15 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011 WEB OPTIONS Services either public OR private BUT costly to develop WEB OPTIONS Services either public OR private BUT costly to develop DESKTOP OPTION – keep it private, as YOUR resource for planning, - updates available for download at any time to authorised representatives DESKTOP OPTION – keep it private, as YOUR resource for planning, - updates available for download at any time to authorised representatives

16  A project guaranteeing that requested changes are made and new version made available for download.  The Working Party retains control over any possible public distribution of the data.  The Water-Way application serves as a test PROPOSAL Slide 16 UNECE SC3 / WP3 Expert meeting on strategic development of inland waterway infrastructure in Europe – 16 June 2011


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