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From XPlanung and XPlanGML to INSPIRE PLU - Make data exchange more efficient with xPlanBox

Torsten Friebe and Dirk Stenger

(Submission #214)


The establishment of eGovernment is one of the most important topics within the modernization of administration in Germany today. One of the most complex areas of German administration is the planning law.

This leads to a high effort, especially for the urban land-use planning which is in the responsibility of local authorities, since various administrative processes, such as the participation of public-sector agencies or citizen participation, have to be considered. In particular, because of the high costs resulting from urban land-use planning, there is a high potential to achieve cost savings through the digitization of these processes. By using XPlanung this effect can be increased even more.

An open-source software-based solution is the xPlanBox which uses several OSGeo projects. In the field of land-use planning, the deegree project in particular is a suitable engine to implement eGovernment processes of urban land-use planning. deegree is reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for Web Feature Services (WFS) and Web Map Services (WMS), supports the open eGovernment standard XPlanGML and is also the most comprehensive implementation of the INSPIRE Technical Guidance documents in the open source segment. These capabilities are important for a future-proof solution for digital administration, quality assurance and publication of plans.

In addition to the (German) national requirements, the INSPIRE directive requires the INSPIRE-compatible publication of geospatial information at European level. This also includes geodata from the field of urban land-use planning which is part of the INSPIRE Planned Land Use (PLU) data topic.

The presentation introduces the open-source software-based solution including processes for managing the plans within a PostgreSQL / PostGIS database and the validation of XPlanGML files. Also, the publication of data with deegree WFS and WMS services as well as integration into the web client OpenLayers will be presented.

This presentation puts a main focus on the question how data in the XPlanGML format can be transferred to the INSPIRE PLU schema and published via INSPIRE compliant network services.


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

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):   Yes
Thematic specialists:   No

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