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"Analysis of INSPIRE specifications for transport network and mapping configuration using Humboldt Tools" on FreeGIS.net's website
What are the issues and the steps that should be followed in order to transform a dataset from a Schema Owner in one that complies with the INSPIRE Data Specification? This document shows the work that was done within the FreeGIS.net's project using geospatial data related to the Transport Network (Annex I) and tools that were developed within the project HUMBOLDT project http://www.esdi-humboldt.eu/home.html. All activities were carried out on a dataset of the road network of the Province of Bolzano, the report provides a step-by-step guide applied to this example.
The work phases were defined on the basis of a methodology developed during the GIS4EU *project http://www.gis4eu.eu/ and were about :
the study of the network specifics of the INSPIRE transport
the study of OGC GML
Analysis of the data sets provided by the Province of Bolzano for the transformation
definition of a dataset suitable to be converted according to the scheme that complies with the DS INSPIRE
study of the HALE-HUMBOLD applications , selected in order to transform the dataset
Import of the dataset schema in HALE
Import of the gml target INSPIRE schema in HALE.
The report contents t are particularly useful for the project partners and for all public authorities that intend to use the open technologies to prepare and publish their spatial data in a format that is congruent the INSPIRE data model.
The activities undertaken by the company HydroloGIS, have demonstrated/proved two important things : First the feasibility of this approach and, second, how useful it is to use experiences gained in the European projects concerning the SDI . FreeGIS.net is committed to actively contribute to enrich this heritage of knowledge and skills for the benefit of the European community of SDI.
*We report a very interesting document : "GIS4EU - Deliverable D-3.4 - Common Data Model: Transport Networks".
The project FreeGIS.net Project in the Repository of European Projects concerning the Spatial Data Infrastructure
The Technical Committee CEN / TC 287, http://www.centc287.eu/ has published an online Repository of all European Projects related to the Spatial Data Infrastructure and their results. With the Best Practice Catalogue, http://gistandards.eu/bpc/, and the CEN / TR 15449 "Geographic information - Spatial data infrastructures - Part 2: Best practices" the CEN / TC 287 offers a reference tool in order to get the state of art on the interoperability of the SDI and of the location-based information and services. It will be possible to record the achieved results for future activities. Moreover , the information that are provided in this repository will be used by CEN / TC 287 as input for the update and the creation of standards.
The project FreeGIs.net project entered the requested information in the Best Practice Catalogue of CEN / TC 287. In fact, it is believed that the project goals that have already been achieved (-for example, the Reference Implementation based on open protocols and formats that are compatible with INSPIRE) by using exclusively free software can be more appreciated and used by the European SDI Community S. Moreover , FreeGIS.net will promote Best Practice Catalogue through its network.
Re-usable Inspire reference platform-RIRP: INSPIRE – ISA Project
The project RIRP - Re-usable Inspire reference platform,( which is part of the ISA's program for 2012), Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations, http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/01-trusted-information-exchange/1-17action_en.htm
aims to support the Member States in the implementation of the INSPIRE requirements through the development of common components for a successful implementation of an SDI.
This initiative, which is part of the cluster of actions relating to the Trusted Information Exchange, is a project, the end of which is scheduled for the end of 2015. The activities that will be developed will have the following purposes:
acquisition of the inventory of the existing platforms and tools that cover different sectors (INSPIRE Framework Directive on Water Resources, the Digital Agenda for Europe, the open data, the Environmental Information System, SEIS):
support for existing projects or for starting new ones, that are based on open source, to solve the identified problems ;
production of multilingual documentation to help the implementation of IDT / INSPIRE nodes based on relevant initiatives undertaken by the Member States;
development of collaborative shared platforms about: distributed registers ,"volunteer" geographical information for INSPIRE, software and other tools.
The project SMESPIRE promotes a survey about the European SMEs of the Geo-ICT
SmeSpire wants to promote the FP7 program in order to promote the business opportunities offered by INSPIRE to the European SMEs of the Geo-ICT, http://www.smespire.eu/ and invites the interested companies to participate to take part in a survey which aims to collect information about the knowledge and skills within the SMEs, specifically on Geographic Information and INSPIRE.
It's a very important opportunity to promote the activities of the European SMEs, to advertise the skills and experience of each company (that by taking part in this network) comes into contact with other similar companies and expand its market in Europe. We invite you to visit the project's website and the interested SMEs to fill out the questionnaire on the website of SmeSpire.
The Geo.Network promotes the RNDT
FreeGIS.net is moving forwards in order to join the initiative promoted by the blog TANTO (http://blog.spaziogis.it/). This initiative aims to promote and enhance the RNDT ( National Directory of Spatial Data). We are at the very beginning but together with all the network sites that are taking part in TANTO , we want the catalog of the national spatial data to become part of the "tool box" of every working with geomatics , and in the future of every Italian citizen. We are not alone, but together with:
Cesare Gerbino GIS Blog
Gis e Infrastrutture
Geoportale Regione Siciliana
Il muschio sugli alberi
JGrass Tech Tips
SIT Provincia Regionale di Trapani
Un blog di "Alternativa Geologica"