WebGIS Regional Conference Bern-Mittelland

Regional Traffic and Settlement Concept

Regional Conference Bern-Mittelland (RCBM)

Andrea Schemmel, project leader spatial planning at RCBM, comments:

In implementing our WebGIS solution, we experienced TYDAC as a solution-oriented, reliable, creative, cost-and time-conscious partner. We thank TYDAC most sincerely for the very successful cooperation.

In the Regional Conference Bern-Mittelland 85 municipalities work closely together. They coordinate inter-communal tasks and implement joint solutions and projects. Their unifying goal: to further develop the region Bern-Mittelland as an attractive habitat for its inhabitants. Source http://www.bernmittelland.ch

Regional Traffic and Settlement Concept

The Regional Traffic and Settlement Concept is the strategic land use and transport planning instrument of the Regional Conference Bern-Mittelland. It describes the conditions to strengthen the region Bern-Mittelland as an attractive habitat and natural as well as a business location. The concept includes measures for an efficient and safe transport network, which is of central importance for the development of the region.

Regional Traffic and Settlement Concept as WebGIS

The new WebGIS portal realized by TYDAC is a map oriented viewer of the Regional Traffic and Settlement Concept. The content based on the themes housing, transport and landscape containing individual layers such as priority areas foe settlement expansion, restructuring areas, regional focal points etc. The functionality includes:

  • Search for municipalities
  • Display of the measures locations in the map
  • Measures documents downloadable as PDF
  • All measures documents for a single municipality downloadable as a zip-file
  • PDF print function A4/A3
  • StreetView functionality

TYDACs' View on the Application

For TYDAC, the application was unique in the following respects:

  • The User Interface is quite unique and shows the flexibility of MAP+ in that respect.
  • The cartographic requirements of the layer representations were demanding, but not an issue for UMN MapServer.


  • Unfortunately, the new StoryMap functionality of MAP+ was not used.
  • We would have wished this project would have been in the Grisons, as the availability of base maps would have been far better, thanks to the Open Data policy there.