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How to…? Transformation of soil data from the technical point of view

Stefanie Richter and Einar Eberhardt

(Submission #14)


The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Germany) provides national 2,5D soil data at a scale 1:200 000 and smaller. This includes 2D surface data and related representative soil profiles with soil horizon data for various soil physical and chemical parameters down to 200 cm depth. These data will be transformed into INSPIRE compliant GML according to the INSPIRE Data Specification on Soil by using the Feature Manipulation Engine (FME by Safe Software) in combination with the Add-on INSPIRE Solution Pack for FME (con terra). The source data are held in a relational database in the German soil description nomenclature and will be transformed immediately into the target data structure and INSPIRE soil nomenclature. Codes from codelists provided in the INSPIRE registry are used, and where necessary completed with extensions provided via the German GDI-DE codelist registry. This presentation focusses on practical examples of the technical transformation process of soil data and aims at giving hands-on answers to questions like: How to use the FME to transform the data? How to integrate semantic transformation in FME? How to handle misfits between source and target data structure?


Topic Area:  [3.2] Tools and technologies
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   No
Data Provider:   Yes
Data User:   No
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   Yes
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   No
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   No
Thematic specialists:   Yes

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