L'intelligence territoriale à l'ère des tableaux de bord cartographiques.

Abstract : OBJECTIVES AND CONTEXT Territorial intelligence is becoming a vital issue in sustainable development and territorial planning. Relevant tools are now available for compiling and analyzing different levels of data (local, provincial, national); they guide decision makers in their territorial deliberations and steer them to appropriate action. Interactive cartographic balanced scorecards, developed as part of web applications, have several advantages when it comes to understanding the issues in a territory. They combine maps, graphics, data tables, and other interactive tools and make various data available to users for analysis. APPROACH AND METHODS In the context of Web 2.0, this new way to represent statistical information aims to improve access to information while maximizing the potential for analysis, and it allows territorial data that is more and more complex to be analyzed with more precision. Representing statistical portraits in the form of balanced scorecards means highly interactive maps and graphics can be displayed on the same page. Cartographic windows are integrated into this concept to add a spatial dimension to the statistical content. Vector-based mapping offers excellent possibilities for developing high-quality, high-flexibility thematic territorial maps. Components must be open and accessible to ensure their compatibility with the existing technological infrastructure. It is important to choose a technological environment with development flexibility and easy interaction among the different balanced scorecards elements. RESULTS To better meet the growing needs of decision makers, DBx GEOMATICS developed the interactive mapping tool CartoVista. It is an efficient combination of the best of vector-based mapping and unparalleled thematic representation. CartoVista is used to develop high-quality, dynamic balanced scorecards that make territorial issues easier to understand and aid decision making. Numerous government institutions use CartoVista to create their own scorecards using the Adobe technological environment. For example, the Institut de la statistique du Québec used the software to present the issues of Quebec society in a unique way using official statistics from the province. CartoVista was the tool the New York City police needed to display operational issues and compare and analyze data on changes over time in the field of crime. In the business world, large private distribution groups, such as HSN in the US, have developed scorecard-type applications to visualize their strategic sales data. Not only do CartoVista graphic representations communicate trends and results more easily, they also make it easier to analyze territorial-level issues in product sales. CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES Providing users with effective interactive tools gives them a significant strategic advantage. Being able to visualize and summarize several thematic territorial analyses using a simple environment is a considerable advantage in decision making.
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Dany Bouchard. L'intelligence territoriale à l'ère des tableaux de bord cartographiques.. 1ère Conférence Intercontinentale d'Intelligence Territoriale "Interdisciplinarité dans l'aménagement et développement des territoires", Oct 2011, Gatineau, Canada. pp.10. ⟨halshs-00960969⟩

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