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Quality control in INSPIRE metadata, data and services. How to use the abstract test suites and executable test suites.

Alejandro Guinea and Paula Rodrigo

(Submission #221)


The INSPIRE Technical Guidelines contain valuable information to ensure the structure and interoperability of data, metadata, data series and services is following the directive. This information consists in the definition of a set of rules to be applied to the XML files. The presentation will show how to understand the methodology and the set of activities needed to carry out a quality control of INSPIRE data and services, using the set of rules specified in the Technical Guidelines. The XML formats referenced in the technical guidelines are based in ISO rules. However, INSPIRE goes further, it defines extra rules to ensure the interoperability between metadata, data and services. These extra rules are structured in specific requirements, within the documents of the technical guidelines. Some of these requirements are grouped by conformance classes. To perform a quality control based on the requirements, it is necessary to follow 3 steps:


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
Comments:   Quality Check, Quality Control, Compliance Control, XQery, INSPIRE Validator, ETS, ATS, Executable Test Suite, Abstract Test Suite

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