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The number of projects which has been using the FreeGIS.net's Reference implementation is increasing
The reference implementation carried out during the FreeGIS.net project , which includes tools for the managing, publishing, documentation and sharing of geographic data with open standards, has been used in various projects related to the traffic in the province of Bolzano. The last of these project is an opendata portal that reports the location of the public transportation buses.
Anyone can have access to this data in real time to create his own applications related to the local transport. Moreover , the buses location is available also on a webgis, where it's updated every 5 seconds. This is an example of how open and multilingual platforms that are based/created with Free Software can be used in many contexts.
We hope that its wide use will promote this kind of technology and keep on developing these tools even after the FreeGIS.net project will finish.
Another step forwards for the RNDT
The RNDT was recognized as national catalog for metadata by Legislative Decree 32/2010 regarding the transposition of the INSPIRE Directive at national level and now must provide the search service (Article 7, paragraph 1, letter a).
The Agency for Digital Italy announced that it has published the service catalog CSW. In addition, while waiting for the formal registration in the INSPIRE geo-portal as a national research service by the National Contact Point at the Ministry for Environment, it has been subjected to special testing by the Jont Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.
The positive outcome of these tests ensure the full compliance of RNDT with the Community infrastructure both with regard to the data structure, both as regards the catalog itself and the related harvesting operation.
On the RNDT portal , http://www.rndt.gov.it/RNDT/home/index.php, more details, availability of a specific client, and in the section "Arrchivio Documenti"(basically where the documents are filed),there is an operational guide that explains the features of the service and provides all the information necessary for its effective use.