INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Mission and Objectives: 
Discuss issues and solutions around geospatial data integration with other geospatial and non-geospatial data, as well as with business process workflows. Help organisations with impact assessments, as well as technical aspects like quality conformance checking during schema transformation and data enrichment.
Formal Mandate: 
User community, many of whom are already addressing or will have to provide mechanisms to comply with INSPIRE legal compliance and data conformance. Notably to address impact assessments and business continuity as they tackle INSPIRE.
We have successfully modelled the complex data structures of the XML application schemas and worked with national data 'as is' transforming it to INSPIRE schemas for encoding in GML 3.2.1. We plan to provide user and market requirements for a quality rules expression language based on OGC and ISO/CEN standards and that works in an interoperable environment like INSPIRE. Support industry activities through EuroGeographics (ESDIN project). Build online capabilities for geospatial data validation and conformance checking. Create thematic rulesets that fit the domain needs arising out of areas like the INSPIRE Thematic Working Groups. Have regular meetings to provide feedback on rules language and future requirements with interested parties.
Those who want to ensure business continuity and not have to do massive reengineering tasks on their data to help it comply with INSPIRE data specifications. Any organisation that has a requirement for a rules-based, automated solution for geospatial data integration based on open, interoperable standards.
In terms of the INSPIRE Directive, only those spatial datasets that meet or conform to the implementing rules will meet its requirements. “Full” conformity is measured and each Member State is given the option to provide an update on implementation progress, by presenting a measure of their “degree” of conformity. 1Spatial can help test conformance based on methods for the quantitative assessment of geospatial data consistency and completeness, as well as advise on Oracle, GML, SOA and web services.

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Societal Sector
    Central Government, Commercial Mapping, Defence, Education, Local Government, National Mapping and Cadastre Agencies, Regional Government, Research, Telecommunications, Transportation and Utilities
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    1Spatial worked successfully with several organisations as part of the JRC Annex I data specifications testing and tested data quality as part of successful schema transformations using GM3.2.1 encoding. This was done as part of ESDIN with European organisations like IGN Be and TDK, and with the Environment Agency in the UK. Our customers are already involved in INSPIRE through their own efforts as LMOs - National Mapping and Cadastre Agencies, other public sector bodies as stakeholders providing data to LMOs and organisations involved in education and research relating to SDIs.
    Environmental application domains
    Underpinning geospatial data integrity and consistency in infrastructure programmes that cross a number of application domains.
    Primary Business
    Software development - geospatial data integration and quality control solutions