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GeoDCAT-AP  is metadata profile for the RDF-based representation of INSPIRE and, more in general, ISO 19115 metadata records.
Developed in the framework of the EU Programme "Interoperability solutions for European public administrations" (ISA), GeoDCAT-AP is defined as a domain-specific extension of the "DCAT application profile for European data portals" (DCAT-AP). DCAT-AP is an application profile of the W3C Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), and is meant to be used as a cross-domain and cross-platform metadata interchange format for data catalogues operated in the EU.
The final specification of GeoDCAT-AP (version 1.0) has been released in December 2015, and it is currently implemented in a number of geospatial and general-purpose data catalogues , one of them being the European Data Portal, the EU-wide data catalogue released in November 2015, providing a single discovery and access point for data published in the EU.
Besides providing an overview of GeoDCAT-AP, we will illustrate the lessons learnt and the issues concerning the cross-domain integration of the geospatial platform with other data infrastructures. Moreover, we will present the methodology adopted to facilitate the implementation of GeoDCAT-AP on existing geospatial data catalogues, along with the existing implementation experiences. Finally, we will provide an outline of the activities under-way to enhance the GeoDCAT-AP specification, and to facilitate its cross-domain integration with the existing data infrastructures.
Topic Area: Integrating eGovernment with INSPIRE Abstract Type: Oral Presentation
Comments: metadata, DCAT, DCAT-AP, GeoDCAT-AP, RDF, Linked Data, interoperability
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