Software records areas and creates interactive maps
With the “aReal” software developed by their company, they want to show municipalities the development potential that lies in their centres. It can be called up at any time on a smartphone or tablet, allowing the data to be continuously updated on site. The software records vacancies, brownfield sites and other properties, illustrates them on interactive maps and shows all associated data from the municipal geoinformation system in a gallery overview. Instead of using up new areas outside the towns, the aim is to make areas that have already been built on usable again.
With this sustainable idea, Immovativ GmbH was awarded this year’s Digital Champions Award for the region of Western and Central Germany. This is because it should help to achieve the climate targets set by the federal government. By 2030, land consumption in Germany is to be reduced to 30 hectares per day. Today, this goal is still a long way off: Müller-Schleipen speaks of “land consumption” of considerable dimensions: “Every day, 58 hectares of land are concreted over in Germany – that’s 85 football pitches – despite the fact that there is immense development potential in the villages and cities.