The government of Galicia (Spain) has made available three open source solutions over the past year, one for PC classrooms, one for land-management, and a third for computer network enhancement. The tools are available at Galicia’s software repository, and information about the solutions is now also available at Spain’s Centre for Technology Transfer (CTT).
Adding the three to CTT’s catalogue will help dissemination of the tools, Galicia explains in a statement on 8 June. Adding the tools to CTT’s catalogue is also a requirement of Spain’s national interoperability framework, the government notes.
The first software solution added by Galicia is XEA. This web application helps to manage all the resources of PC classrooms. Amtega, Galicia’s agency for technological modernisation, manages 98 such classrooms across the region. XEA allows users to find out which trainings are currently being offered and lets them register. At the same time, XEA helps local classrooms to plan activities. The PC classrooms are part of Galicia’s so-called CEMIT project, aiming to reduce the digital divide by offering free courses.
XEA is an adaptation of a solution developed for the region of Castille and Leon, called ISIS.
The second solution, Desourb, which stands for sustainable urban development, is a land-management planning tool. The software allows for combining sets of geographic data to be used for research and analysis. The tool is an outcome of a collaborative project involving administrations in Portugal and Spain, and is partly funded by the European Union.
The third tool, called Concurrent Cache Manager (CMM), is aimed at IT system administrators, and helps speed-up the exchange of data between public employment agency of the region and the state. The software, a collection of Java modules, can be used by any regional employment service that connects to Spain’s public employment agency.
All three projects are published under the Apache software license.
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