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  • Jandirk BULENS
    Jandirk BULENS replied on the discussion topic Can Geopackages be used for INSPIRE?
    Dear Michael,   Thanks for the clarification, and yes this helps, I will use discuss it with the colleagues and decide how to proceed!   Jandirk. view reply
  • Michael LUTZ
    Michael LUTZ replied on the discussion topic Can Geopackages be used for INSPIRE?
    Dear Jandirk, The relevant legal obligation on encodings is Article 7 of the IR: Article 7 - Encoding 1. Every encoding rule used to encode spatial data shall conform to EN ISO 19118. In particular, it shall specify schema conversion rules... view reply
  • Jandirk BULENS
    Jandirk BULENS added a new discussion topic Can Geopackages be used for INSPIRE?
    I have a some of questions regarding the use of geopackages for INSPIRE.  For Soil and Geology we are currently realising  the base registration for these data in NL. within the team the question arose to what extent the use of GML (ie...
    • Michael LUTZ

      Dear Jandirk,

      The relevant legal obligation on encodings is Article 7 of the IR:

      Article 7 - Encoding
      1. Every encoding rule used to encode spatial data shall conform to EN ISO 19118. In particular, it shall specify schema conversion rules for all spatial object types and all attributes and association roles and the output data structure used. 
      2. Every encoding rule used to encode spatial data shall be made available.

      So basically, you have to specify and publish the conversion rules for your selected encoding rule. For GML (and now also GeoJSON for some themes), this has already been done in the TG or Good Practice document.

      On your detailed questions:

      • Is also work done already for Geopackages?

      Yes, there is some on-going work in AT and ES. See presentations 13.3 and 13.4 the last MIG-T meeting for details.

      • What is needed to comply to INSPIRE when Geopackages are used instead of GML do we need to publish specific schema conversion rules to the existing schema’s?

      No, only to conversion rules to the conceptual (UML) model. Please see the results of the 2017.2 action for a template for an alternative encoding rule.

      • Do we need to clarify why GML is not used in our case?

      No. But it might be worth promoting your adopted encoding rule through the Community Forum and eventually (if it is picked up by other organisations or MS) as an INSPIRE Good Practice.

      • Can simple (flat) structures be used instead of the complex features that may exists in the data specifications? .. and what does this mean for the ‘harmonising’ obligation

      Yes, if you can define a mapping from the conceptual model to the flat structure (this might be cumbersome in some cases, depending on the source data). 

      Hope this helps,
      Michael

    • Jandirk BULENS

      By Jandirk BULENS

      Dear Michael,

       

      Thanks for the clarification, and yes this helps, I will use discuss it with the colleagues and decide how to proceed!

       

      Jandirk.

  • Alessandro SARRETTA
    Alessandro SARRETTA replied on the discussion topic Trainee on INSPIRE-OpenStreetMap integration
    Hi Marco, I'm very interested in the INSPIRE/OSM topic both from the conceptual and the implementational point of view. There are many links between INSPIRE and OpenStreetMap that might be envisioned and studied on various of the INSPIRE... view reply
  • Marco MINGHINI
    Marco MINGHINI added a new discussion topic Trainee on INSPIRE-OpenStreetMap integration
    Dear all, as you might have already seen, the Digital Economy Unit of the JRC has opened a position for a trainee to join the team working on the implementation of INSPIRE. In particular, the trainee will investigate the possible synergies between...
    • Alessandro SARRETTA

      By Alessandro SARRETTA

      Hi Marco,

      I'm very interested in the INSPIRE/OSM topic both from the conceptual and the implementational point of view.

      There are many links between INSPIRE and OpenStreetMap that might be envisioned and studied on various of the INSPIRE Data Themes and clear benefits from both sides to be investigated and stimulated.

      I'd be interested in contributing to a session or workshop during the INSPIRE Conference 2020 to present and discuss current examples of synergies and opportunities. This might be organised as a session with a few presentations on existing experiences/case studies or maybe as a workshop where INSPIRE and OSM are presented and compared and where possible technical solutions and community initiatives are discussed with experts and the audience.

      Are you organising something similar for the conference and/or are any others interested in contributing to such a session/workshop?

      Looking forward to hearing your view on that.

      Best,

      Alessandro

  • Jordi ESCRIU
    Jordi ESCRIU replied on the discussion topic What is the best Software for INSPIRE use?
    Dear Thorsten and All, Thank you very much for your valuable inputs! - As usual. I really think that it would be really interesting for the community to collect information about existing applications and tools which may help in the... view reply
  • Thorsten REITZ
    Thorsten REITZ replied on the discussion topic What is the best Software for INSPIRE use?
    Typically, there are several phases of INSPIRE implementation: Preparation, harmonisation, service deployment and usage. For each phase, there are different tools that do the job well. In the preparation phase, you will identify INSPIRE data sets... view reply
  • Peter BAUMANN
    Peter BAUMANN replied on the discussion topic New INSPIRE Reference Validator release version available 1.0.8
    Dear Marco, Thanks for sharing this! Re WCS I see that mostly http protocol and metadata services are being assessed currently. Would it make sense to take a shortcut and simply require that a INSPIRE WCS server passes the OGC test suite? Could... view reply
  • Jordi ESCRIU
    Jordi ESCRIU replied on the discussion topic New INSPIRE Reference Validator release version available 1.0.8
    Dear Marco, Many thanks for this good news and congrats for the progress! Jordi view reply
  • Marco MINGHINI
    Marco MINGHINI added a new discussion topic New INSPIRE Reference Validator release version available 1.0.8
    Dear colleagues, we are happy to announce a new official release (v.1.0.8) of the INSPIRE Reference Validator. This version includes the new tests for INSPIRE WCS and SOS Download Services and for INSPIRE Discovery Services; it also includes a...
    • Jordi ESCRIU

      Dear Marco,

      Many thanks for this good news and congrats for the progress!

      Jordi

    • Peter BAUMANN

      By Peter BAUMANN

      Dear Marco,

      Thanks for sharing this! Re WCS I see that mostly http protocol and metadata services are being assessed currently. Would it make sense to take a shortcut and simply require that a INSPIRE WCS server passes the OGC test suite? Could save a lot of work potentially and also avoid duplicate effort.

      Curious about your thoughts.

      best regards,

      Peter

       

  • Paul van Genuchten
    There are various scenario's to consider: - A national/regional catalogue importing records from various smaller organisations - A local catalogue exposing records from a single organisation From a legal perspective, in the migration... view reply
  • Paul van Genuchten
    This is a duplicate of issue at https://github.com/geonetwork/core-geonetwork/issues/4191 This question can be answered from 2 aspects, records imported by harvesters which are only viewed (not modified in GN editor) can be imported as TG1.3...
    • Paul van Genuchten

      By Paul van Genuchten

      There are various scenario's to consider:

      - A national/regional catalogue importing records from various smaller organisations

      - A local catalogue exposing records from a single organisation

      From a legal perspective, in the migration period of version 1.3 to 2.0, records in either profile are valid. We're currently at the end of the migration period, so this question will become less relevant soon. However there is the aspect of archiving. Would you update records to the new profile if it is already archived, or would you keep that on TG1.3.

       

  • Jordi ESCRIU
    HI again Paul, Many thanks for your input. From your words I understand that GeoNetwork 3.8 is a good option to update to. Regarding the anchors topic, I think it would deserve a separate discussion topic. All the best, Jordi view reply
  • Paul van Genuchten
    GeoNetwork 3.8 has some improvements related to TG2, like selecting a keyword-from-inspire-thesaurus for use in anchors at various locations in the metadata. This functionality is really usefull considering the TG2 requirements. However mind... view reply
  • Jordi ESCRIU
    Dear All, Anyone else has experienced similar behavior in the most recent versions of GeoNetwork? Good to have more feedback and experiences on this. Jordi view reply
  • Jordi ESCRIU
    Hi Paul, Again many thanks for your guidance! I do not remember now with which versions of GeoNetwork we test / play to check if the abnormal behavior was reproduced. Probably they were versions to so far from v3.0.6. What is the last... view reply
  • Jordi ESCRIU
    Jordi ESCRIU replied on the discussion topic Issues with INSPIRE-theme classification in GeoNetwork
    Hi Paul, Many thanks for your response. We would like to apply (in the short term) some improvements / restrictions on the fields that out SDI catalogue is indexing, so will probably check the code you are pointing me at - This helps... view reply
  • Paul van Genuchten
    Hi Jordi, I duplicated your issue to https://github.com/geonetwork/core-geonetwork/issues/4183 so also that community is aware. I don't recognise your issue from more recent versions of geonetwork, so i recommend you to update your... view reply
  • Paul van Genuchten
    Paul van Genuchten replied on the discussion topic Issues with INSPIRE-theme classification in GeoNetwork
    Hi Jordi, I duplicated your issue to https://github.com/geonetwork/core-geonetwork/issues/4182 so also other developers are aware. The issue you mention has come to existence over time. In previous iterations the inspire keyword didn't... view reply