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The European Data Portal - new users and applications of INSPIRE sources

Marc Kleemann

(Submission #439)


The new European Data Portal addresses the whole data value chain: from (open) data publishing to data re-use. It was started End of 2015 with 180 k metadata sets and is now offering more than 400 k data sets taken from 68 catalogues from 34 countries.

The European Data Portal harvests and translates (into 24 languages) the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries. This Portal is developed by the European Commission with the support of an international consortium led by Capgemini, including INTRASOFT International, Fraunhofer Fokus, con terra, Sogeti, the Open Data Institute, Time.Lex and the University of Southampton. It is con terra's role to take care of all aspects of geopatial data and services.

Going beyond the harvesting of metadata, the strategic objective of the European Data Portal is to improve accessibility and increase the value of Open Data:

- Accessibility: How to access this information? Where to find it? How to make it available in the first place? In domains, across domains, across countries? In what language?

- Value: For what purpose and what economic gain? Societal gain? Democratic gain? In what format? What is the critical mass?

A Goldbook for open data holders and elearning modules are provided to share lessons learned across the european community of open data users.

The presentation gives insides about results and experiences made so far with focus on geospatial data provision and reuse (e.g. mapping ISO 19139 to DCAT-AP, use of geographical names).

In Addition, the author will share latest open data developments in Germany and will introduce to Geo Open Data and Open Government cases, such as:

- making Berlin 3D LoD2 and other Open Data available in the world most played game Minecraft, supporting to get young people's attention to play in near-real world settings and participate in town planning (citizen engagement)

- making citizen to collaborate using Geo Open Government Data and applications to Support environmental protection activities in North-Rhine-Westfalia


Topic Area:  [2.4] INSPIRE + Open Data + COPERNICUS
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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