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The Possibilities of Using Inspire Themes for Process-Oriented Information

Lars Harrie and Helen Eriksson

(Submission #262)


A standardised and effective planning and building processes has become increasingly important during the last decade, e.g. as a solution to shortage of housing in many urban areas. To improve the processes many actions have to be taken, one of them is an appropriate handling of digital information. In many countries the digital data are not shared between the phases in the planning and building process which implies duplication of work and time delays. To improve this situation we should strive for having a process-oriented information model where all the actors could share information. Reasons for sharing information between different phases could be to create: 1. Links between data models in different phases of the process and then transfer data that these models have in common between the models. 2. A detailed process description for the planning and building processes, including a common spatio-temporal description of the building/infrastructure (BIM) and geography (geodata). From a technical information model perspective, the way the information is shared will result in two different models: 1. Linked models where the phases keep their own models but data between models are exchanged. 2. A common model where all phases in the planning and building process that should be supported is identified. This also include specification of how objects are kept and how new objects are created between these phases as well as handling persistent and unique object identifiers in life-cycle information. The second model is much more complex and the first model could be seen as a first step to achieve the second one. The INSPIRE themes Buildings, Landcover, Landuse and Transport networks are examples of themes that contain information that can be needed in the public planning process. As this information is readily available in many European member states, it would be convenient if it also could support sharing of information between phases in this process. However, this would require that the current INSPIRE models are extended with possibilities to store process oriented information (e.g. life-cycle information). Our study aims at providing a survey of which information that is required for objects in the two models described above and to make a comparison of the models with focus on information flow and model complexity. It will use buildings from the Buildings theme and roads and railroads from the Transport networks themes as examples to show the possibilities to extend INSPIRE themes with such process information.


Topic Area:  [4.1]INSPIRE Thinking out of the box – INSPIRE innovation
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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