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  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic Scope of data harmonization - HB
    For the sake of completeness, it might be worth commenting a little bit on the statement "The IR was kept "reduced" for other reasons, NOT to indicate, that the content of the TG is "additional" or only... view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic Scope of data harmonization - HB
    Hello Dirk, the terms "approved" and "draft"  referred to the application schemas respectively in the IR (repository https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/) and only in the TG (repository... view reply
  • Dirk HINTERLANG
    Dirk HINTERLANG replied on the discussion topic Scope of data harmonization - HB
    Hello Stefania, I do not agree with two points of your answer: 1. "the HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution schema never got past the draft Stage" is wrong! The data specification was completely finalized and that is why there is no... view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic Scope of data harmonization - HB
    Dear Piotr, the Habitat and Biotopes Distribution is not included in the IRs, it is an ‘additional’ ‘recommended’ application schema in the Technical guidelines and therefore the provision of data encoded accordingly is... view reply
  • piotr Bordzan
    piotr Bordzan added a new discussion topic Scope of data harmonization - HB
    Hello, I am a new person dealing with data harmonization. Trying to determine the scope of work on the subject HB. The sets at its disposal allow to determine the location of habitats, and in attributes the value of the surface and the code...
    • Dirk HINTERLANG

      By Dirk HINTERLANG

      Hello Stefania,

      I do not agree with two points of your answer:

      1. "the HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution schema never got past the draft Stage" is wrong! The data specification was completely finalized and that is why there is no further news.

      2. "the Habitat and Biotopes Distribution [...] is an ‘additional’ ‘recommended’ application schema in the Technical guidelines and therefore the provision of data encoded accordingly is not required." is wrong! The data specification includes a distribution application schema, because distribution maps are required under the reporting on the Habitats Directive. This directive was a major use case for the data specification. The IR was kept "reduced" for other reasons, NOT to indicate, that the content of the TG is "additional" or only "recommended".

      Cheers, Dirk

    • Stefania MORRONE

      By Stefania MORRONE

      Hello Dirk,

      the terms "approved" and "draft"  referred to the application schemas respectively in the IR (repository https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/schemas/) and only in the TG (repository https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/draft-schemas/), are taken from what officially stated in the INSPIRE Knowledge base data model section , in which the following, among others, is stated "Please note that the extended data models not included in the IRs should be considered as draft and therefore be used with caution.

      Regarding the news, I was referring to the moving of the distribution application schema from the “draft” repository to the official repository of approved application schemas. As written also in the linked post, the current HB distribution schema (as well as all the schemas in the draft repository) does not reflect the changes introduced in the amendment of the Implementing Rules (Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2013) and the corresponding Data Specification Technical Guidelines that led to the creation of  v4.0 of the “ approved” schemas and presents some minor issues that need to be fixed.

      No doubt that “the data specification includes a distribution application schema, because distribution maps are required under the reporting on the Habitats Directive”, but the data model according to which they are currently mandated is not the INSPIRE one! Data provision that is mandatory under INSPIRE is currently only the one according to the HB approved schema. That’s why HB distribution schema is defined as “additional” and “recommended”. The HB Data Specification (Section 5.1.2) state that “In addition to the application schema listed above, the following additional application schema has been defined for the theme Habitats and Biotopes: HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution application schema.... additional application schemas are not included in the IRs. They typically address requirements from specific (groups of) use cases and/or may be used to provide additional information

      That said, I absolutely agree with you that the HB distribution schema could and should be used to provide Article 17 data under INSPIRE, as it fits much better the use case needs, but that’s different from saying that it is mandatory.

      Hope this clarifies

      Stefania

    • Stefania MORRONE

      By Stefania MORRONE

      For the sake of completeness, it might be worth commenting a little bit on the statement "The IR was kept "reduced" for other reasons, NOT to indicate, that the content of the TG is "additional" or only "recommended":

      no doubt that following the Technical Guidelines is essential to ensure interoperability of spatial data sets and services. However, all the INSPIRE Data Specifications include a "How the Technical Guidelines map to the Implementing Rules” section in which it is made clear that “Technical Guidelines define how Member States might implement the requirements included in the INSPIRE Implementing Rules”. The Technical Guidelines provide practical guidance for implementation that satisfies the (legally binding) requirements included in the Implementing Rules (highlighted as “IR Requirement”) and contain as well technical requirements that must be met in order to be conformant with the relevant IR requirement (when using the proposed implementation)  highlighted as “TG Requirement “.

      In addition to IR and TG requirements, the Technical Guidelines also include a number of recommendations for facilitating implementation or for further and coherent development of an interoperable infrastructure, whose implementation is not mandatory.

      Coming back to the HB distribution schema, the HB Technical Guidelines place it in the Section5.1.2 Additional recommended application schemas”.

      Kind regards,

      Stefania

  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Katharina SCHLEIDT replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    More also at: https://workshops.inspire-helsinki-2019.fi/workshop5 :) Kathi view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    For more details on this topic (use of  coverage model for HB gridded data), have a look at this interesting INSPIRE Community Forum post https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/forum/discussion/view/207594/habitatsandbiotopes-in-wcs? Stefania view reply
  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Katharina SCHLEIDT replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopes in WCS
    Hiya, following up on this topic, I'd like announce that we have been making progress on the general coverage issues within INSPIRE. At the Helsinki Event next week, we (Jordi Escriu, Peter Baumann, Kathi Schleidt) will be running a workshop... view reply
  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Katharina SCHLEIDT replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    Gridded data - cool! Any chance you'd prefer to provide this as a coverage model? There's a deprecated one I've been itching to revive! :) view reply
  • Kate Lyndegaard
    Kate Lyndegaard replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    Hi Kathi and Stefania, EU member states have a reporting obligation under article 17 of the Habitats Directive to report species and habitats distribution, you can read about it here: https://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/269 This is also... view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    Hi Kate, the maintenance of draft schemas is not foreseen (al least for the moment being). Moreover, those draft schemas do not reflect the changes introduced in the amendment of the Implementing Rules (Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2013)... view reply
  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Katharina SCHLEIDT replied on the discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    Hi Kate, good point, seems that while the basic Habitat Types made it to the final version, the Habitat Distribution never got past draft stage. Habitat Distribution is not marked as deprecated within the data models, but it also isn't... view reply
  • Kate Lyndegaard
    Kate Lyndegaard added a new discussion topic HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution XSD
    Hi, Is anyone aware of the status of the HabitatsAndBiotopesDistribution schema currently located here: https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/draft-schemas/hbd/? Does anyone know when there will be an official release? I would like to complete my...
  • Enrico Iredi
    Enrico Iredi uploaded the file GML Example ProtectedSite (ps)
    gml file now ETF valid
  • Enrico Iredi
    Enrico Iredi commented on the file GML Example Species Distribution (sd)
    Here's the manipulated SpeciesDistribution.xsd. It works well. https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/forum/file/view/261552/changed-in-speciesdistributionxsd
  • Enrico Iredi
    Enrico Iredi uploaded the file change in SpeciesDistribution.xsd
    changed SpeciesDistributionDelta.xsd for discussion https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/forum/file/view/261368/gml-example-species-distribution-sd
  • Enrico Iredi
    Enrico Iredi commented on the file GML Example Species Distribution (sd)
    Hi Stefania, deegree is fine. Bad is the SpeciesDistribution.xsd I think. At this place I need a type="gml:ReferenceType" and not a type="sd:SpeciesDistributionUnitPropertyType". Then deegree can resolve the references to the...
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE commented on the file GML Example Species Distribution (sd)
    Dear Enrico, what deegree version are you using?  In my experience, deegree (at least from v 3.3.18 onwards) is able to transform the internal '#' references in 'GetFeatureById' queries ... Kind regards, Stefania
  • Enrico Iredi
    Enrico Iredi commented on the file GML Example Species Distribution (sd)
    Hello Stefania, yes, with the notation <sd: member xlink: href = "# SpeciesDistributionUnit _... ></sd: member> the gml file is etf valid, but then deegree can't resolve the references to the SpeciesDistributionUnit...
  • Johanna Ott
    Johanna Ott replied on the discussion topic HB: encoding of ReferenceSpeciesSchemeValue using EUNIS reference list
    Dear Stefania, Thank you for your reply and explanation. The issue is, that I have a tenthousands of datasets here and cannot start to search for the URLs to all of them manually. That is why I asked if 1. it is either allowed to build a... view reply
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