Innoregio Spatial Decision Support System (IDS)

The development of the INNOREGIO Spatial Decision Support System (IDS) aims at analysing the geographic pattern of economic site selection by creating a cadastral-scale territorial information interface.



The IDS project is the creation of a complex spatial database that primarily provides up-to-date spatial information for the business sector. The map database focuses essentially on infrastructural factors, in the broader sense on the economic, social, agro-geographic, energetic and touristic conditions of the wine region by using qualitative and quantitative analysis. During development, we pay special attention to the continuous integration of our field data surveys and spatial research results. The algorithm combines cadastral, eco-geographical, terrain and regulative data sources, allowing the system to provide thematic screenings by utilising unique calculations that complement the available static spatial information.


Development time ~ 24 months (2017.01.01 - 2018.12.31), test run start: 2018 Q4.


Snapshot of the multilayer IDS database

Date: 03.01.2017.



The IDS workshop was held in 10.03.2017. in the framework of „Complex GIS-analysis of the settlements in Eger's Wineregion, particularly the economical, energetical and habitat endowments" project.


Nowadays, the online GIS systems are unavoidable infromationbases (Google Earth, TEIR, Openbiomaps stb.) With these systems, unique informations can be provided for the economic operators, policy implementers, and local communities. The INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre cooperates with the Heves County Government Office, Eger Town of County Rank and the Heves County Chamber of Commerce and Industry to educe a spatial decision support system, which helps the optimum site selection of enterprises irrespective of sector in Eger's Wineregion. The project focuses mostly on the topics of economic site selection, analysis and agricultural land capability, but environmental protection, local social structura and tourism play an important role.


On the picture from the left: Kálmán Liptai habil. PhD, Rector of Eszterházy Károly Univeristy;
Gábor Szerencsi, Hungarian Public Road PLC; László Habis Mayor of Eger Town of County Rank)
Photo: György Szántó


Beside the initiating partners, excellent professional collaborators facilitate the successful implementation. The Hungarian Public Road PLC, the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture, The Heves County Waterworks, Eger Wineregion Mountain County Council, the Directorate of Bükk National Park and the Egererdő PLC already announced their participation of the project's results' utilization.

The expected deadline of the implementation is the end of 2018. The tesmode of the system os going to be available by the first part of next year.

The conference's presentations:

  • Thoughts about the regional role of Eszterházy Károly University (Kálmán Liptai habil. PhD rectorEszterházy Károly University)
  • The IDS project: targets, plans, partners (Csaba Ruszkai PhD directorEszterházy Károly University INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre)
  • Connectivity options between the GIS system of Eger Town of County Rank and the IDS (Ferenc Tóth GroupleaderEger Town of County Rank Chief Architect Office)
  • Experiences of GIS-based spatial information system's development (Zoltán Vízer development director - Heves County Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • The National Regional Development and Spatial Planning Information System's spatial planning and analysis applications (András Nagy PhD spatial data analysis expertLechner Knowledge Centre)
  • The IDS GIS activities in relation to partnership (Zoltán Utasi PhD GIS workteam leader - Eszterházy Károly University INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre)
  • Agroecological decision support in the IDS system (Richárd Nagy PhD ecological georgraphy workteam leader - Eszterházy Károly University INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre)
  • Economic geography and regional development targets of the IDS project (Antal Tóth PhD social geography workteam leader - Eszterházy Károly University INNOREGIO Knowledge Centre)



Date: 13.03.2017.