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Interdisciplinary usage of INSPIRE

Klaus Kneiphof

(Submission #213)


The administration of the state Baden-Württemberg owns numerous Data with different aspects and subjects. The specialised responsibility for the data is held by their respective department. The State Office for Spatial Information and Land Development and the Competence Center for Spatial Data Infrastructure are the central offices within the state, where spatial base data und spatial web services are processed and provided according to the INSPIRE guidelines. Spatial web services and consequent standardisation open up a major opportunity to cooperate with the responsible department for processing of the data, so that the information can be made accessible - especially via mobile media - for a wide range of users. The presentation takes a strategic approach as basis, to provide spatial information for the most diverse issues in a user-oriented and performant way by using standardised web services anywhere at any time.

In the centre is the application SpotBW in its current state combined with the results of an accessibility analyses for schools in Baden-Württemberg. This combination demonstrates the intuitive and informative usage of spatial applications for a broad audience. Different types of standardised spatial web services are used on top of our spatial-framework, which is based on an open source stack to achieve these goals.

The combination of official and public data used within SpotBW and the analyses also demonstrates the ability of INSPIRE to provide the answer to a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary issues. The target audience includes citizens but also parts of the administration in particular local government bodies. But it remains difficult to show the value and the consequent possibilities of INSPIRE to councils local government bodies. This talk will present possible enhancements and variations for the existing web applications. An example for possibilities of this approach is the result of a prototypical analysis for the ministry of education and cultural affairs Baden-Württemberg, which features the reachability of schools under the slogan “short legs – short ways”. In the end this example can be appealingly presented by using spatial base data. The final web services can be used in different applications within different browsers as well as in the ministry of education and cultural affairs, in schools and as information service for interested parents.

This example already demonstrates that the usage of spatial data and services is not only feasible but also helpful and currently easy to provide with the help of a central spatial data infrastructure.


Topic Area:  [1.15] Other e-Government applications
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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