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The European Environment Agency (EEA) is focusing on several thematic and technical areas to support the implementation and further development of INSPIRE. In this respect EEA has initiated a study with the scope to take a deeper look into the current situation for provision and consumption of INSPIRE conformant data. The study shall give us a better view to what degree different software products are able to provide (ArcGIS for INSPIRE, Deegree and Geoserver) and to consume (ArcGIS Desktop and QGIS) INSPIRE conformant data through view and download services. For this purpose several data sets were selected, each presenting specific characteristics. The first data set to be used during the test is Corine Land Cover 2006 provided by the EEA, a vector data set with Pan-European coverage. The main reason for selecting and testing this data set lies with its very high overall number of features (more than 2.2 millions). While the individual features as such are in average rather small and simple, their large number and the resulting overall size of the data set are subject of the test. The second data set to be used during the software testis Biogeographical Regions, a vector data set provided by the EEA as well. This data set has a very low number of features overall but a Pan-European coverage. The challenge regarding this data set is the complexity and size of its features and in particular of its geometries. The polygon geometries are especially large and contain a very high number of vertices. The last data set to be included in the test is CDDA (Common Database on Designated Areas) a vector data set with includes also non-spatial elements provided by the EEA. The data model of CDDA contains more elements than can be mapped to the respective INSPIRE data specification. EEA developed an extension for the INSPIRE Protected Site data model. With this data set the capacity to support extensions based on INSPIRE of the different services and clients subject of this study shall be tested. The paper aims at presenting and discussing the preliminary results of this ongoing study.
Topic Area: [2.2] Technologies and tools required to deliver INSPIRE Abstract Type: Oral Presentation
Comments: INSPIRE download service, WFS, Geoserver, Degree, ESRI ArcGIS for INSPIRE, benchmarking
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