Flanders (Belgium)

Pilot Description

The goal of the Flanders pilot is to visualize relevant (open) and (big) mobility policy related dataset to a regional level by combining different data sources. The visualisations are related to traffic safety, traffic management and any related elements. A first visualisation will be a traffic accident heatmap which will be comparable with the Pilsen traffic accident map.


The traffic accident map will test if a traffic safety heatmap is:

  • Usable in a bigger area (Flanders region);

  • Usable on comparable categories and filter criteria;

  • Helping to formulate a regional traffic safety policy and actions;

  • Helping to assess new measures like speed control zones and trajectory speed control;

  • Helping to align regional and local traffic safety policy and actions.

The idea is to have a smart traffic safety map that allows the Flemish region to plan new traffic safety measures and to influence where new road investments taking traffic safety in mind are needed or where other measures like speed limitations are necessary taking different road user into account.

Recently the Flemish pilot used a visual storytelling technique to describe the evolution of traffic accidents in the region.

Other Flanders Case Studies

Analysing Flanders road safety campaign

About Flanders

Is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium and one of the communities, regions and language areas of Belgium.


However, there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history, and sometimes involving neighbouring countries. The demonym associated with Flanders is Fleming, while the corresponding adjective is Flemish. The official capital of Flanders is Brussels, although the Brussels Capital Region has an independent regional government, and the government of Flanders only oversees the community aspects of Flanders life in Brussels such as (Flemish) culture and education.



About PoliVisu Partner: Informatie Vlaanderen




Informatie Vlaanderen is part of the Flemish Government, in Belgium. AIV is a public body tasked with support in the areas of digitization of data in e-government, GIS and public information.

Informatie Vlaanderen is responsible for several project related domains:

  • Policy support on digitization, information acquisition, information access;

  • Responsible for service creation, service management and access in the GIS and e-government domains;

  • Solution realization and optimization in cooperation with government, private organizations and companies in the fields of GIS and e-government;

  • Realisation of a central information platform of services for citizens, organizations and companies;  https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/epractice/case/magda-20-platform;

  • Supporting government organizations (direct or indirect, via other intermediate organizations) of citizens, organizations and companies;

  • Supporting government organizations to improve their internal processes and services by simplification and digitalisation to enhance a better level of service to their (external) customers;

  • Delivery of a central data exchange platform to maximize the usage of government information focussed on information about persons, organisations and companies;

  • Information exchange on government services including real estate data of the Flemish government;

  • Delivery and access of geographical information via an efficient GDI (Geo Data Infrastructure) platform including all the inspire datasets and other (authentic) geo-data sources (many of them are real estate oriented or can be used in the field of real estate context);


Establishing a digital framework to support and stimulate the realisation of a single and unique information infrastructure.




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