Setting up a house locating system in Formentera

Setting up a house locating system in the rural areas of Formentera island, Spain, made it easier for emergency services and other service providers to access isolated rural homes.

Project summary: 

Between 70% and 75% of the population of the island of Formentera, Spain, live in traditional rural settlements. These settlements are dispersed and this makes access to services difficult. Part of the difficulty lies in locating isolated houses in case of emergency or if a service provider needs to reach them. The Council of Formentera aimed to solve the problem by using the possibilities offered by technology.

Project results: 

The tracking system has proven very effective in handling emergencies and the demand for other services by the population of the most isolated rural settlements.

The municipalities of the island of Ibiza are interested in implementing the same system in their territories.