Did you know that we provide a free tool for anyone to use, to see spatial web service availability all around Europe? That tool is called Spatineo Service Map. Service Map is an optimized tool for checking your country’s service availability in mere seconds. Being easy-to-use and free are also some benefits Spatineo Service Map offers, so why not to take advantage of it?
Using Spatineo Service Map to your advantage
We now see quite a wide adoption of the spatial web services provided by the public sector. Achieving widespread use requires not only good quality data and services, but also that the existence of these services are communicated and advertised to companies and private citizens. Our Service Map promotes openness, which should increase public curiosity and scrutiny of the current service quality.
The more users know about your high quality services, the more impactful the quality of the service becomes. What do we mean by that? The more users your service has, the more it has potential to save time of all users combined. If one user saves one minute of their time, once your services have reached standards of high quality, think what kind of impact that quality would have on 10,000 or more users.
Once you have opened Spatineo Service Map, you’ll get a overall view of all services we have identified in Europe. At the bottom, you can see the timeline of the number of all known services over time split into the number of high-availability services (99% monthly availabily or more) and the rest of the services. This historic view of the availability data allows you to see Europe-wide and county specific trends in service number. You can also click on a particular month to see the availability statistics for that time on map.
On the right top side of the screen, there is a menu in which you can select which kind of information you see on the map and in the provider list. You have four themes to choose from:
Percentage of High Availability Services
Change in High Availability Services over the last three months
Total Number of Services
Change in Total Number of Services over the last three months