INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Reitz Thorsten

Representing Personal capacity
Expert Information
wetransform GmbH
Networking Expertise: 
- Development and product management for a scalable, integrated INSPIRE Software as a Service Solution (hale connect) which currently operates more than 1.200 data sets - Development and provision of a coordinate and schema transformation service (part of hale connect) - Configuration of geoserver and deegree services - Configuration of INSPIRE compliant styling
INSPIRE applications and software components: 
INSPIRE applications and software components Expertise: 
- Development of the Feature Explorer / Linked Maps framework for direct visualisation and analysis of complex spatial data models, e.g. for geohazard applications
Thematic knowledge related to one or more INSPIRE themes: 
Communication Expertise: 
- My company continoulsy communicates both the WHY and the HOW of INSPIRE. - I have also contributed to "official" outreach materials of INSPIRE, such as the video on INSPIRE extensions. - I have been a presenter at 8 INSPIRE conference with a total of more than 30 presentations and workshops. - At the INSPIRE Helsinki event, I have been invited to hold the keynote.
Cost-benefit considerations: 
Cost-benefit considerations Expertise: 
- I have done detailed cost benefits analysis for our own business model - I have done detailed analysis on the costs of setting up and maintining network services, and have published articles and held presentations at GWF and INSPIRE on the topic.
Cross-cutting technical issues and INSPIRE architecture: 
Cross-cutting technical issues and INSPIRE architecture Expertise: 
- Maintenance of the GDI-DE registry - Operation of an ETF instance and generation/edting of ETS - Operation of several clusters for INSPIRE network services
Interoperability Expertise: 
- Original developer of the hale studio ETL framework, which has been specifically designed to suport INSPIRE data specifications - Implemented hundreds of INSPIRE interoperable data sets in between 2011 and 2019 based on a wide range of themes and data sources - Editor of the GeoJSON Encoding Rule for INSPIRE - Editor of the "INSPIRE Extensions" methodology and registry - Developed best practices for IDs, Identifiers, InspireIds