Lovion MAPS PORTAL Enquiries for third Parties
Enquiries in the Internet in line with GW 118
The DVGW and VDN developed guidelines in the GW 188 and S 118 for utility companies and service providers issuing enquiries. The product Lovion MAPS PORTAL has adopted these guidelines and enables power companies to perform non-discriminatory enquiries via the internet. The enquirers usually include construction companies and planning offices that can carry out the enquiry using the Lovion MAPS PORTAL.
The Lovion MAPS PORTAL Client was developed in HTML and can be easily integrated into a conpany's internet presence. The product is designed to be easily adaptable to the company's corporate design and the graphics such as company logos can be replaced in the layout. The handling of the Lovion MAPS PORTAL is intuitively designed so that users don't require training when using the product. Help is available throughout the enquiry process.
Process of an Enquiry
The user requesting an enquiry is guided through five processing steps. All information required for the enquiry has to be inserted. The processing steps are explained in more detail in the following sections:
1. Step: Login
3. Step: Reason for the Enquiry
The user enters the required information for creating the enquiry. The extent of the required data in the standard configuration is based on the guidelines of organisations and entails the following:
- Type of Measure (Planning, Construction)
- Planned realization date
- Description of the measure
- Location (address or land parcel)
Optionally, the enquiry for special formats is also possible, for example A0-Plots for large new developments or DXF-data for planning offices. Data about the location, usually an address or land parcel, are simultaneously used for navigation. This is possible b yintegrating ALKIS data or other location data.
4. Step: Plan Selection
On the basis of the location data entered in step 3, the user can see the relevant map location being displayed where the are for the enquiry can be defined. Usually a base map is displayed for orientation. However, it is also possible to use other maps such as the DGK5. The user also has the option of defining a series of map sections in case the relevant areas consits of a long road. The maximal amount of map sections is configured in the authorization. When selecting map sections, various predefined paper formats and scales are available. If a geographical authorization is configured, the user only sees the areas which they have access to.
5. Step: Result
In the final step, a unique order number is disclosed with an indication that the reply will be sent via e-mail. The Lovion MAPS Server automatically creates the required PDF plots based on the defined map sections. All information regarding the enquiry such as name, date, time including the PDF plans are saved. These can either be sent automatically via e-mail or be reviewed by a responsible employee. If the plots are automatically sent via e-mail, all data which is out of date, is covered by an areal geometry containing a text. The text indicated that the information in covered area will be sent soon.