Last presentation of the Wednesday Plenary Session.
Technical developments: Data Specifications, Network Services and INSPIRE Geoportal.
Paul Smits, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
|15 May 2012||9(b)||Submission for opinion of the INSPIRE committee of IRs for the interoperability of spatial data sets and services for Annex II and III spatial data themes.|
|June 2012||16||Submission for opinion of the INSPIRE committee of IR for the services allowing spatial data services to be invoked.|
|30 June 2011||15||The EC establishes and runs a geo-portal at Community level.|
Approved by INSPIRE Committee–Draft COMMISSION REGULATION implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services (14/12/2009)
–Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No …/2010 …as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services (code lists, 17/06/2010)
Approach Annex II and III from the experience with Annex I:
Remain open, participatory, transparent at all steps – coherent and consistent with Annex I.
Reflect the challenges of Annex II and III:
- Number of themes, their inter-relations and dependencies
- many thematic communities not always aware of spatial data infrastructure
- short time available for development
Preparing for Annex II and III Themes:
- Terms of Reference for INSPIRE Data Specification development for Themes of Annex II & III
• Call for expression of interest for the stakeholders to participate at development of INSPIRE data specification for themes of Annex II and III
–Domain experts, Facilitators and Editors
–Reference materials: currently 125 entries
• User requirement survey: currently 596 entries
• Submission of user requirements and reference materials remains open: only items that arrived before 31/05/2010 are taken by TWGs, unless justified relevance
Results from Call (Expression of Interest):
- 320 experts proposed by 53 Legal Mandated Organisations (LMO) and 51 Spatial Data Interest Community (SDICs)
• 23 countries, including Australia, China and Turkey but not Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal
• 19 Thematic Working Groups, some addressing more themes
• 30 Facilitators and Editors in-kind contribution and around 180 domain experts at present
• Most selected experts are supported by LMOs (even when proposed as well by SDIC)
Reference to Theme Grouping where themes from one group would fit in with another.
eg: Geology and Mineral Resources (Annex III) with Annex II.
Legal act already published
– Commission Regulation(EC) No 976/2009 of 19 October 2009 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Network Services (discovery and view).
Approved by the INSPIRE Committee
– Draft COMMISSION REGULATION amending Regulation (EC) No 976/2009 as regards download services and transformation services.
– Technical Report on the state of play for service invocation.
– Network Service Drafting Team will start activity on this service
– As more and more geo-processing services become available, the issues of how to chain them is increasingly important to move from a data-centric to an information-centric SDI, able to respond to much wider user base.
– Several important research issues to address including better documentation of services, quality and trust, dependencies, rights management, etc.
Geoportal Prototype Development:
Focus on INSPIRE Discovery & View services, metadata
– Tools (Discovery, View, Metadata Editor, Metadata Validation, …)
Updated prototype geoportal available
– Frequent updates since then addressing comments from the community
– According to the metadata, discovery and view services technical guidance documents
Discovery & View web clients based on open source S/W and internal development
– to be released under the Open Source EUPL license and shared with the Member States
Future Geoportal developments:
- Perform interoperability tests in the context of the Initial Operating Capability (IOC)
• Start new work items on download and transformation services
• Release as open source the discovery and view client source code
• Draft specifications for the operational geoportal