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FreeGIS.net at the INSPIRE Conference 2013
OSGeo, invited R3 GIS (FreeGIS.net's technology partner), to take part in the workshop: "Ping - Pong Match: OSGeo & INSPIRE"http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_conference_2013 ,scheduled for Monday, June 24, as part of the INSPIRE Conference 2013 http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2013/.
The detailed program is available on the website of OSGeo.
Updates of the prototype (Reference Implementation) FreeGIS.net
The project FreeGIS.net, is now coming to an end. Right now,the technology partners are focusing on refining, updating and integration of the Reference Implementation to ensure even better performance, in line with the progress of OGC standards. These activities will continue beyond the end of the project. The activities will ensure the users of this platform(http://freegis.r3-gis.com/ ) tools for managing, publishing, documentation and sharing of geographic data according to open standards.
The most important activities were:
1. the updating of PyWPS. This OGC WPS Server components lets you easily create WPS processes in Python, possibly included in GDAL, OGR and GRASS. It is integrated with MapServer to release the result set as WFS, WMS or WCS
2. the integration of MapCache, a WMTS OGC compliant tile server which is very fast, written in C
3. the updating of many of the major components such as MapServer from 6.2.0RC1 to 6.2.1; GDAL 1.8.1 to 1.9.2. , PostgreSQL 1.5 A2.0. and CentOS 6.3 to CentOS 6.4.
The document with the legal framework of open (geo) data was posted by FreeGIS.nets' legal experts
This is the first document produced by two experts involved in the Advisory Board of the Project FreeGIS.net and commissioned to stage 5 WP "FreeGIS Date Licence" (https://www.freegis.net/it/project).
The document deals with all the rules and policies regarding the sharing of spatial data. This preliminary analysis is the basis for the production of subsequent documents: FreeGIS.net DateLicense 1.0 and 2.0, and the creation of the White Paper containing the guidelines for the PAs. The explanation and understanding of these dynamics is essential in order to proceed properly. It is recommended to pay d attention to this document, which serves as the basic legal framework for the issue of public data with particular regard to geographical and spatial data.
The document, "A Conceptual Model for Developing Interoperability Specifications in Spatial Data Infrastructures" is available also in Italian
This report was published by the Joint Research Centre (see the newsletter of June 2012)and translated by the Association AM / FM GIS Italy. The text, with the title "A conceptual model for the development of interoperability in spatial data infrastructures specifications ", was published in the form of e-books and can be downloaded here:
As reported in the back cover, interoperability is the key concept that underlies the development of the IDT. Therefore, AM / FM GIS Italy encourages the dissemination of this useful reference text in Italy .
G8 and Open Data
The G8 leaders signed the Open Data Paper when they were meeting in Dublin in the last days. The document and the technical annex are available here: