INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Jukka Rahkonen

Representing Personal capacity
Expert Information
Networking Expertise: 
Admininstrator of view service for INSPIRE dataset: Agricultural parcels (LPIS). Administrator of WMS and WCS services for aerial images with more than 12 terabytes of data. Administrator of a WMS service which offers more than 100 map layers from various vector and raster sources for the applications of the Finnish administration of agriculture, food, and forestry. Involved in standard compliance software development as Program Steering Group member of GeoServer and GDAL projects.
INSPIRE applications and software components Expertise: 
Thematic knowledge related to one or more INSPIRE themes: 
Communication Expertise: 
Involved in sofware development of several Open Source GIS projects by testing, making bug reports and solving user problems on user forums and mailing lists.
Cost-benefit considerations: 
Cost-benefit considerations Expertise: 
Involved in setting up cost-benefit, mostly Open-Source based infrastructure of GIS services at the Information centre of the Ministry of agriculture and forestry.
Cross-cutting technical issues and INSPIRE architecture Expertise: 
Data and service sharing: 
Data and service sharing Expertise: 
I have run my own open WFS demo server since 2007. The service has now more than 100 feature types from Finnish Open Data. Web site that I host offers tutorials aimed to non-professional GIS users about how to acquire and convert Finnish open spatial data with easily available, free Open-Source tools. The site received first price in the Open Data competition "Apps4Finland" in year 2012 in the Data Tutorials catagory. Also an OpenStreetMap mapper since January, 2007 and interested in Open Data licenses since the long lasting debate around changing the OSM license which I followed closely.
Monitoring and reporting Expertise: 
Interoperability of spatial data sets and services: 
Interoperability Expertise: 
Familiar with data quality issues and transformation tasks (format, projections, schemata) as a long time maintainer of a WMS service with large amount of layers.