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The challenge of creating an INSPIRE compliant Transport Networks DB from existing data in the National Geographic Institute of Spain

Alicia Gonzalez, ANA VELASCO, Xalo Fernandez and LORENZO CAMON

(Submission #318)


According to the Directive 2007/2/EC establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) and to the Spanish law transposing it, Law 14/2010 of Spatial Data Infrastructure and Services (LISIGE) which encourages data re-use, National Geographic Institute of Spain is eventually reviewing the production processes so that all cartographic products sharing a common INSPIRE theme should be derived from the so-called “Geospatial Reference Information Data Base (GRI)”. In addition, being “geospatial reference data” means belonging to the themes listed in the Directive Annexes I and II so that, these new databases, beyond gathering the information required by the products derived from them afterwards, must be INSPIRE compliant as well. Transport networks is one of the main themes of GRI, so IGN-Spain is currently involved in the production of this GRI Data Base, facing a double challenge: the definition of a “Transport Networks” (RT) data model compliant with the legal framework and with the cartographic products requirements and the creation of its first version from IGN-Spain geographic information, together with other reference data sources. To fulfil the Spanish requirements it has been necessary to extend the INSPIRE data model adding particular feature types and values to some code lists and to specify the INSPIRE values that are applicable to RT contents. The full process has been carried out from INSPIRE data model .eap files and it is documented in the RT specifications, which are ISO 19131 compliant. As a result, the RT data base is being created to provide a seamless 3D multimodal INSPIRE compliant transport network all over Spain.


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

Additional fields

Comments:   Data Base, Geospatial Reference Information, Transport Networks, data model

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