A documentation platform was developed for the Breitbandserviceagentur Tirol GmbH, which will be used as a geoportal for the FttH infrastructure (including network detail maps) of the municipalities in Tirol.

The core of the documentation platform is the open source framework GeoMapFish (GMF) with the APIs ngeo (frontend) and c2cgeoportal (backend). In addition to its use as a geoportal (https://geomapfish.org/gallery), GMF is particularly suitable as a framework for subject-specific applications.

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The documentation platform is based on the standard functionalities of GMF and thus has all the basic functionalities of a geoportal:

full-text search, connection of map services (WMS, WMTS and WMS-T), import of external data (KML, SHP) and map services (WMS, WFS), administration interface (user and role management incl. area restrictions), authentication via LDAP, printing of reports with map views and editing of vector data.

Within the scope of this project, a number of additional tools were implemented that allow the entire FttH infrastructure to be created and edited via GMF. Pipes and cables can thus be laid along individual routes (trenches), with continuous logic down to the fiber level.

Connecting individual fibers, which is called splicing in FttH technology, has also been integrated into the FttH editor. The splicer is based on the JavaScript library SortableJS and allows the user to intuitively connect all fibers that are not yet connected to the correct counterpart.

In order to clearly represent the large number of FttH objects in the map view and make them as easily accessible as possible for the user, all FttH objects are spatially referenced using the geometries of three GIS layers (point, line and polygons). The location of the FttH objects is thus indirectly mapped in this data model via the coordinates of the GIS layers. This database-level linkage means that the map view is not cluttered from the user's perspective, and yet all FttH objects can be visualized via the layer tree.

The configuration of the individual layers is solved via QGIS and can be transferred directly to the WebGIS (GMF) via QGIS Server.

In the next months, the FttH Documentation Platform Tyrol will be extended by a number of new features. These include the splitting of lines (incl. pipes and cables) and the automatic completion of object chains (paths) when laying pipes and cables.

We would like to thank Breitbandserviceagentur Tirol GmbH as the client of this project and we are looking forward to continuing this cooperation!

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