Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • RIMAP - ESPON Online Mapping Tool

    Thematic scope

    The project “ESPON Online Mapping Tool” aims at providing access to and enabling using the ESPON knowledge base in an easy and highly digestible manner. This will be done by giving people the possibility to produce, visualise, analyse and download maps and diagrams of data and indicators that are directly coming from the ESPON 2013 Database.

    With developing a tool to visualise and analyse ESPON data and indicators in maps and diagrams it should fill the gap between disseminating data in tables (by the ESPON Database) and disseminating data in fixed maps (by the ESPON Online MapFinder and ESPON project reports).

    In achieving the general objectives described above the following main domains will be considered:

    1. Data storage
    2. Data visualisation
    3. Data analysis
    4. Output
    5. User interface
    6. User support
    7. Web application

    Please read more about the main research areas and main results envisaged on the next page.

    Scientific support to policy development

    The ESPON Online Mapping Tool will be a highly interactive mapping tool available via the Internet where users can select, combine and overlay indicators from the ESPON database, choose the geography, make a map, diagram or even animations based on indicator time series.

    The Online Mapping Tool will be at the disposal of policy makers and practitioners at all administrative levels, but also of the general public, including researchers and university students. With that the tool contributes to the use of ESPON data and information and the consolidation of a European research field on territorial development and cohesion.

    Lead Institution

    AIDICO, Spain

    Contact: Sergio Muñoz


    Budget: € 120 500,00

    Project’s lifetime: February 2012 – December 2013

    Delivery of Reports

    Inception Report: 26 June 2012

    Interim Report (including video): 14 December 2012

    Draft Final Report (including video): 27 September 2013

    Final Report (including the tool): 31 December 2013


    Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee

    More information

    Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:
    Marjan VAN HERWIJNEN, e-mail:

    Name Type Size
    Final Report PDF 2.03 MB
    Final Report - Test Plan PDF 340.03 KB
    Final Report -User's Manual PDF 1.26 MB
    Final Report - Help PDF 1.18 MB
    Draft Final Report PDF 1.18 MB
    User Guide PDF 2.00 MB
    Test Plan PDF 326.60 KB
    Evaluation form DOC 59.50 KB
    Interim Report PDF 3.14 MB
    Inception Report PDF 229.73 KB
    Inception Report - Annexes PDF 1.09 MB
    Project Specifications PDF 99.67 KB
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