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INSPIRE data and the Search engines

Paul van Genuchten, Clemens Portele and Lieke Verhelst

(Submission #312)


Why is it so hard to discover INSPIRE data via the search engines? In this talk we'll dive into the challenges of search engine optimisation and accessibility of INSPIRE data. Next we’ll introduce an approach, that will enable data providers to expose current INSPIRE services to search engines and the world wide web in general. The approach is based on creating a smart proxy layer on top of CSW and WFS which will allow search engines (and search engine users) to crawl selected CSW and WFS as ordinary web pages.

The research and developments to facilitate this approach have been achieved in the scope of the testbed "Spatial data on the web", organised by Geonovum in the first months of 2016.

We'll introduce you to aspects of improving search engine indexing and ranking, setting up a URI-strategy for your SDI, importance of URI persistence, introducing and testing ontology for (meta)data. We’ll explain that this approach can also be used in the context of (linked) open data (GeoDCAT-ap) and programmable data (JSON-API). Finally we’ll discuss some cases for which it is usefull to find INSPIRE data through search engines and when not.


Topic Area:  [2.9] Challenges and approaches to standardization of data and interoperability of systems.
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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