Their common home is the high-tech company Kaliopa, which employs a wide range of engineers in the fields of geodesy, construction, urban planning and computer science.
Geographical information systems and urbanization are closely intertwined. By using GIS data, urban planners can better understand the city’s current needs and more easily address the planning and implementation itself. By processing geospatial data from satellite images, aerial photos and remote sensors, users get a detailed view of the land and infrastructure. With expanding population and city limits, the advantage of GIS is to collect large amounts of information needed to balance priorities and solve complex problems such as optimizing the location of new buildings and the like.
For this purpose, Slovenian municipalities, public institutions and companies join the Kaliopa company, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary. During this time, they expanded their activities several times, covering all of Slovenia, Croatia, Istria, and also courting Serbia and Macedonia. Today, Kaleuba has 20 employees in two offices in Ljubljana and Celje. The colorful company of professionals, programmers (front-end, back-end, data analytics, Android), surveyors, geographers, urban planners, architects and builders form a strong base of different skills that they offer to clients through the products and services described below.
How were the main services developed?
Twenty years ago, Kaliuba asked himself the basic question of how to use the completely new Internet environment at the time to display electronic maps. The idea was followed by finding technical ways to implement the project and finding answers to a question like “what should these internet maps contain and who needs them”. The main target groups are found very quickly: all enterprises and state-owned enterprises that manage infrastructure. Capping the whole project with Web GIS or WEB GIS.
What is a GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. A GIS links the collected data to the map and combines location data with all kinds of metadata. This provides the basis for creating urban plans. GIS helps users understand geographical patterns and context. Benefits include better communication, effectiveness, governance and decision-making.
Kaliopa has prepared four online platforms for spatial data management: iKomunala, iObčina, iRegija and iSlovenija.
Do you want to find a plot of land and look at the condition of the surrounding land? Do you want to check the value of a particular property? Perhaps other data like plot slope, flood risk and the like? All this is provided by iMunicipal, where you can search, view and analyze spatial elements, as well as measure distances and areas of all kinds of information in space. Services are available to municipal administrations and the professional public as well as to citizens.
You can read more about the municipality here.
iKomunala includes the spatial information of municipalities, municipalities and state, which can only be accessed using the username and password of authorized persons. It is an internal system not open to the public and intended only for municipal infrastructure managers.
iRegion – A pool of joint ventures that can be spread across multiple municipalities. Planning, implementation and maintenance can be part of the iRegion platform. A good example of this are bike lanes and mountain trails.
iSlovenia is an online geographic information system – GIS, public and commercial spatial data of Slovenia, intended for commercial use.
The Department of Urban Planning in Kalyoba consists of a multidisciplinary team from the field of architecture (landscape), geodesy and construction. Municipal and municipal services rely on their professionally executed spatial schemes, space case presentations, urban plans, as well as the digitization of physical documents. You can also hire an urban planner who prepares site information or land use certificates for you. The main activity of the Urbanism department is the preparation of Municipal Spatial Plans (OPP), Municipal Spatial Plans (OPN) and Municipal Detailed Spatial Plans (OPPN).
Surveying services have been carried out diligently and meticulously for more than 15 years. Through impartiality and professionalism they have earned the trust of municipalities and municipal administrations as well as individuals and businesses of all sizes. The survey team has many years of professional experience in real estate registries (land registry for buildings and general commercial infrastructure) and civil engineering works in the construction of civil, water and community infrastructure construction.
A number of successful projects have enabled them to develop special services such as capturing and processing satellite images to facilitate monitoring of changes on the ground, and using drones to install sensors and aerial images that provide high accuracy and coverage.
The combination of GIS, urbanization and geodesy is the basis for planning and implementing smart city projects. Namely, GIS brings together all aspects of urban planning and management and provides a common picture of the process for all. Since a smart city has many stakeholders, integration, coordination and synergy between the various actors in the smart city ecosystem is the key to the successful creation, operation and maintenance of a smart city project.
What all platforms have in common is that they regularly include and update national, municipal and global spatial data, as well as the ability for users to add desired spatial data themselves.
Design and maintenance of IT and computer security systems
In their 20 years of providing support in managing their own online platforms, they have also gained enough knowledge and experience to plan, maintain and improve IT services. They have primarily focused on servers, security, reliability, and wiring quality for IT systems.
With the development of new digital services, new methods of cyber-attacks have emerged, in which attackers prey on companies and organizations. In Kaliopa, IT systems are protected by a combination of hardware (routers, firewalls) and software (antivirus, web traffic filter ().Thus, they fight a variety of malware, from phishing attacks and viruses to spyware and ransomware.
Since information systems rely on a wired or wireless connection, you will need the help of IT experts to set up and plan. Planning includes the correct selection of passive and active communication equipment (communication cabinet, node, cable regulators, network switches, and more). To ensure quality, the entire wiring process is carried out in four steps:
- Current wiring condition analysis
- Prepare wiring update concept
- Make an update
- Perform wire measurements and prepare appropriate documentation
For reliability, they set up one or more dedicated MS Windows servers that enable system virtualization, central data storage, secure access level settings, secure remote access, email exchange, and more.
More about Kaliopa and its services on the website www.kaliopa.si. It is also available at phone number 01520 82 80 and email address [email protected]