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More Practical INSPIRE Practice

Katharina Schleidt, Stefania Morrone, Lena Hallin-Pihlatie, Sylvain Grellet, Mickaël Beaufils and Nuno Oliveira

(Submission #139)


As the milestones for full functionality of INSPIRE download services grow near, the various difficulties entailed in the implementation and usage of these services are becoming more and more apparent. Issues encountered range from bugs (both known and emerging) within software used for service provision over inconsistencies and/or unclear statements in the INSPIRE Specifications and Technical Guidelines; good examples are still hard to come by, while insights as to how they came to be are often not exposed. In order to facilitate the INSPIRE implementation process, this workshop will focus on the problems encountered in various INSPIRE implementations utilizing Open Source software, as well as the solutions and workarounds required to enable this. Building on last year’s workshop, the session will begin with an overview of issues identified during real-world implementation activities. The participants will be requested to select the issues they would appreciate more information on, as well as other issues they have been confronted with not yet on this list. Based on this feedback, the most pressing issues will be discussed, possible solutions or workarounds presented. As many of the issues encountered pertain to deficiencies in the available software, the second half of this workshop will explore options for amelioration. A panel discussion, with participants representing data providers, software producers and technology integrators, will kick off this block. Mechanisms for identifying bugs pertaining to INSPIRE implementation will be discussed, options for continuous sharing of solutions shared. In addition, both joint funding opportunities as well as light-weight coordination of existing activities will be explored, in order to assure best use of available resources. The outcomes of this workshop will be documented and provided to JRC and the MIG to support them in their work of enabling INSPIRE.


Topic Area:  [3.2] Tools and technologies
Abstract Type:  Workshop

Additional Fields

Academic:   No
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   No
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   No
Thematic specialists:   Yes
Comments:   implementation issues, Data Provision, Data Access, Data Usage


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