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  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY added a new discussion topic CDDA data model webinar: presentations and webinar recording link
    Hi all The EEA gave a very informative series of presentation via a webinar related to the EEA pilot project on the review of the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) data model and the Inspire Protected Sites specifications. The...
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic PS data model regarding designations
    Hi all   We have not forgotten about this very intersting topic. We had hoped to discuss this at a thematic clusters meeting being currently held but ran out of time, therfore we will be discussing this in the new year and hopefully we... view reply
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic How INSPIRE deals with underground PS boundaries?
    Hi Wilbert   I have heard back from Ireland and they just map the cave entrance and mention in the managment plan associated with that site regarding the relevant species. Often the cave entrances are quite small so the "site"... view reply
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic PS data model regarding designations
    Hi Lena, Rikka and Riitta   This is a very interesting an timely question, as in this case the geometry stays the same, the Natura Site code stays the same and the only change in in the status from SCI to SAC. I have flagged this with the... view reply
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic PS data model regarding designations
    Hi Lena, Rikka and Riitta   This is a very interesting an timely question, as in this case the geometry stays the same, the Natura Site code stays the same and the only change in in the status from SCI to SAC. I have flagged this with the... view reply
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic How INSPIRE deals with underground PS boundaries?
    Hi Wilbert   Great question. I have flagged this as a question where we need further guidance on but based on my experience in the past when i worked for the Irish government and from reasearch work I previously undertook on cave systems... view reply
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY added a new discussion topic Inspire Identifers from the Natura 2000 Database
    The Natura 2000 database is manged by the EEA. where it is made available on the datasets page of the EEA. In the latest version of the database there is a field whereby countries can upload the Inspire ID in addition to the established Natura 2000...
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file Inspire ID in the NAtura 2000 database
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY replied on the discussion topic EEA project on implmenting INSPIRE PS using the CDDA
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file EA CDDA confomity with PS, step 5
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file EA CDDA confomity with PS, step 4
    With pratical aspects of the implementation
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file EA CDDA confomity with PS, step 3
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file EA CDDA confomity with PS, step 2
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY added a new discussion topic EEA project on implmenting INSPIRE PS using the CDDA
    The EEA performed an excercise in showing how to implement the Protected Sites data specifications with a real world example- the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA). The CDDA is an established workflow for nationally designated areas in the...
  • Brian MACSHARRY
    Brian MACSHARRY uploaded the file EA CDDA confomity with PS, step 1
    The CDDA is an established Eionet priority data flow. By its purpose and content, it is related to the INSPIRE Protected sites (INSPIRE PS) spatial data theme. The main objective of the European Environment Agency (EEA) is to demonstrate how to...
    • Iurie MAXIM
      Iurie MAXIM
      I would say that EEA chosed a wrong aproach. For example this image from the document creates duplication of data as most national sites in all member states are classified based on IUCN  categories. In Romania for example all...
    • Christian ANSORGE
      Christian ANSORGE
      Dear Iurie,   Thank you very much for your comments. We would like to reflect on some of the issues you flagged up.   IUCN Category From a content point of view, it isn't correct to have the IUCN in the...
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic On line validation of datasets
    The eENVplus Validation Service team makes available updated Guidelines to Manual Validation of those tests that cannot be automated in PS ETS. Further details on the automated tests can be found here. More details on schematron files... view reply
  • Wilbert HUIGENS
    Wilbert HUIGENS added a new discussion topic How INSPIRE deals with underground PS boundaries?
    A couple of Natura2000 sites in the Netherlands contain caves. These caves lie partly within the (ground level) boundaries of the Natura2000 site. Sometimes they extend beyond these boundaries underground. The caves are part of the...
    • Brian MACSHARRY

      By Brian MACSHARRY

      Hi Wilbert

       

      Great question. I have flagged this as a question where we need further guidance on but based on my experience in the past when i worked for the Irish government and from reasearch work I previously undertook on cave systems .

      We used to designated just the cave entrance and flagged in the management plan that the the measures applied to the cave extent which was usually unmapped.Where we knew a length of a cave we added this into the Natura Stadard Data Form. I would suggest where you have accurate information on the deth of the cave has a GIS file with the x,y,z values. In the mean time i will email some former colleagues and ask for advice.

      Thanks again for a great questions

    • Brian MACSHARRY

      By Brian MACSHARRY

      Hi Wilbert

       

      I have heard back from Ireland and they just map the cave entrance and mention in the managment plan associated with that site regarding the relevant species. Often the cave entrances are quite small so the "site" has a small area but this just refers to the entrance. The reason for not deliniating a larger site is that the extent of the cave is unknown- but its orientation and depth. Fof mapping caves you only ever map what you can explore as opposed to the actual cave itself- due to entrancesbeing blocked or just unexplored.

       

      I hoep this helps and if i hear anymore i will send it on to you.

      Brian

       

    • Iurie MAXIM

      Hi Wilbert,

      I would say that it is depending to the legislation. For example in Romania in order to protect a cave the legislation stipulates that is not enough to protect the entrance and the underground cavity. For example if the forest that lies on the top of the cave is cut, then the water regime/umidity in the cave is changed. Therefore in Romania cave designated as a protected area has a larger poligon at the surface on top of the cave and the management plan of the cave must refer to the undergound and to the surface as well.

      Of course due to this, there are protected areas of the same category that are overlaping, especialy if the cave is designated to protect the fauna (i.e.: bats) and there can be two IUCN category IV protected areas that are overlaping (i.e.: the poligon at the surface of the cave and the poligon of a natural reserve designated for the management of some flora species).

      If the cave is not designed for the protection of fauna, the the cave is designated as natural monument (category III IUCN) and usualy on the top of a cave is a smaller chance to have another natural monument (i.e.: a waterfall).

      Best regards,.

      Iurie

  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE added a new discussion topic schematron file available for Protected Sites application schema v4.0.
    Another piece of the schematron library enabling the implementation of Executable Test Suites for the validation of INSPIRE datasets has been created in the frame of the eENVplus project. This work has been carried out coherently with...
  • Lena Hallin-Pihlatie
    Lena Hallin-Pihlatie replied on the discussion topic PS data model regarding designations
    Hi, We are trying to transform our national Natura 2000 dataset to the PS simple application schema. We face the same kind of problem as Tonis, finding it problematic to have to make a new spatial object whenever there's a new date... view reply
  • Dirk HINTERLANG
    Hi Sabine, your suggestion is correct. Sorry I cannot present  GML for this purpose yet, even in NRW it's still due until end of this year for the theme HB-distribution. Best wishes to all!  Dirk view reply
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