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  • Stefania MORRONE
    Dear all, as you may know, the INSPIRE Conference 2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will be substituted by a series of online webinars from June 3 to 12. A webinar on Pan-European datasets management, visualisation and...
  • INSPIRE Community Forum published a Special Pages post High Value Datasets
    Legal basis: Directive on Open data and the re-use of public sector information (Open Data Directive) Interesting page from the Commission's website:  European legislation on open data and the re-use of public sector...
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Dear Martin the example you provided is a perfect example of how it should work: InspireId.namespace in the form of http URIs InspireId.localId = gml:id gml:identifier = concatenation of InspireId.namespace and InspireId.localId... view reply
  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Hi Martin, your XML example looks good to me :) Identifiers in INSPIRE are confusing what with 3 identifiers being available (gml:id, gml:identifier, base:inspireId), with different constraints on each (especially tricky are the constraints on... view reply
  • Martin TUCHYNA
    Dear Stefania and Kathi, thanks a lot for your input, providing a lot of food for thought. In our case, aside the INSPIRE expectations for the Persistend identifiers (PIDs) , we shall (and want to) consider also PIDs requirements from the... view reply
  • Katharina SCHLEIDT
    Hi all, a note on resolvable identifiers - I did a document on this for Austro Control a few years ago, finally got the OK to publish it recently. The following document explains both the necessity and the implementation (with a bit of... view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Dear Martin, thank you for posting such an interesting topic. Quoting from the blueprint “Referencing INSPIRE in environmental reporting” “It is absolutely necessary that the values of the INSPIRE identifiers are known to... view reply
  • Martin TUCHYNA
    As we (SK INSPIRE national contact point) were recently contacted by the colleagues responsible for the European environmental legislation reporting obligations with the request for guidance, how to collect InspireID for the particular reporting...
    • Martin TUCHYNA

      By Martin TUCHYNA

      Dear Stefania and Kathi,

      thanks a lot for your input, providing a lot of food for thought.

      In our case, aside the INSPIRE expectations for the Persistend identifiers (PIDs) , we shall (and want to) consider also PIDs requirements from the eGovernment legislation here in SK.

      So we are planning to discuss these aspects with the relevant colleagues in order to search for the synergies.

      With respect to the Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural source - The reporting consists of a text part, MS Excel files and GIS layers. These requirements are further specified in the guidelines for the preparation of the report on the implementation of Directive 91/676 / EEC on nitrates.
      Here is the tabular data in the Data Dictionary document on Evaluation of Water Quality under the Nitrates Directive in Chapter 3.9 Designated Nitrate Vulnerable Zones GIS boundaries table for the specified:

      3.9.13 INSPIRE ID request (ND_INSPIREID),

      Column definition:INSPIRE compliant ID

      Methodology: Universal identifier from Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), used across EU databases. Please refer to the INSPIRE national contact points  (https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/contact- points/57734) to generate the unique  INSPIRE IDs.

      and

      Data specification: Datatype: string Minimum size: 0 Maximum size: 255

       

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      Similarly, in the table, the MS Excel template for this dataset - version 2 (NiD.xls) contains the information in sheet “NVZBoundaries” in the column “ND_INSPIREID”.

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      Based on these requirements, data providers shall insert under this attribute " inspireId " or "gml:identifier"?

      Refering this clarification, if inspireId shall be colled here, how it shall looks like, if we could pick up example:

      localId: SKZRAN508985

      namespace: http://data.gov.sk/id/vuv

      In *.xls table ?

      For the spatial representation, we have found, that there migh be relevance for this upcoming reporting deadline with the INSPIRE priority dataset identified as Dataset no. 36,01 in the Rolling priority list of data sets v2.0.

      Here I suppose the gml encoding could looks like this one:

      <am:ManagementRestrictionOrRegulationZone gml:id="SKZRAN508985">
        <gml:identifier
          codeSpace="http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/ids">http://data.gov.sk/id/vuv/SKZRAN508985</gml:identifier>
        <am:areaValue uom="m2">1000.0</cp:areaValue>
        <am:beginLifespanVersion>
          2010-05-20T13:58:47Z
        </am:beginLifespanVersion>
        <am:endLifespanVersion nilReason="unpopulated" xsi:nil="true">
        </am:endLifespanVersion>
        <am:geometry>
          ...
        </am:geometry>
        <am:inspireId>
          <base:Identifier>
            <base:localId>SKZRAN508985</base:localId>
            <base:namespace>http://data.gov.sk/id/vuv
            </base:namespace>
            <base:versionId nilReason="unpopulated" xsi:nil="true">
            </base:versionId>
          </base:Identifier>
        </am:inspireId>
          ...
      
      
      or?
      
      
      Thanks a lot, 
      
      Best wishes, 
      
      Martin 

       

    • Katharina SCHLEIDT

      By Katharina SCHLEIDT

      Hi Martin,

      your XML example looks good to me :)

      Identifiers in INSPIRE are confusing what with 3 identifiers being available (gml:id, gml:identifier, base:inspireId), with different constraints on each (especially tricky are the constraints on the gml:id, that does not allow provision of a URL), and different functionality provided for each (gml:id is easiest to query on WFS if no stored queries are foreseen).

      Thus I've also gone the way you sketch, starting with a localId and namespace, and creating concatenated URLs as you show. This way users can access whichever way they prefer, if you can also get the concatenated URLs resolvable (so that https://data.gov.sk/id/vuv/SKZRAN508985 returns the XML shown) it would be perfect!

      Pertaining to reporting, once you've got the base features being reported on set up this way, it should be easy to provide reporting data with links (using one of the various options you've described). If you're providing an Excel or Shapefile with additional data, it only needs to contain either the URL or the localId and namespace for referencing.

      :)

      Kathi

      PS: there is one caveat pertaining to versioning, this may cause issues. But we've got to work step by step!

    • Stefania MORRONE

      By Stefania MORRONE

      Dear Martin

      the example you provided is a perfect example of how it should work:

      • InspireId.namespace in the form of http URIs
      • InspireId.localId = gml:id
      • gml:identifier = concatenation of InspireId.namespace and InspireId.localId (concatenated URL)

      In the reporting, the ND_INSPIREID field should be filled in with a concatenated string "InspireId.namespace + InspireId.localId" (in your example it will be as well the gml:identifier of the spatial object)

      All the best,

      Stefania

  • Dirk HINTERLANG
    Dirk HINTERLANG replied on the discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear all, it is a lamentable situation, that the call for abstracts was closed at the same day, when the early bird registration was opened. To be able to attend the conference usually needs a travel authorization request with official... view reply
  • Daniela HOGREBE
    Daniela HOGREBE replied on the discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear Marco, thanks again for your support. Since the call for abstracts is closed now or closes very soon (?) we are no more able to submit a session proposal. Sorry. We hope to get into a discussion/ an exchange about reusing the INSPIRE... view reply
  • Marco MINGHINI
    Marco MINGHINI replied on the discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear Anja and Daniela, although no additional feedback has been provided, we still encourage you to submit a session proposal on the INSPIRE Validator and experiences/lessons learnt related to its reuse in Member States (especially if your own... view reply
  • Daniela HOGREBE
    Daniela HOGREBE replied on the discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear Marco and all, thanks for your support and your interest. We are still interested in organising this session. Since we have only received one additional contribution from Germany so far, we have not yet submitted a proposal for a session,... view reply
  • Marco MINGHINI
    Marco MINGHINI replied on the discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear Anja and Daniela, thanks for your message and the idea to propose a session for the INSPIRE Conference 2020. The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 15 so there is still time to plan this session. We (the JRC validation... view reply
  • Anja LITKA
    Anja LITKA added a new discussion topic Proposal for a session/workshop on the INSPIRE Conference in Dubrovnik 2020
    Dear all, Is there anyone interested in a joint session or workshop on the re-use of the INSPIRE Reference Validator? As you might know, we are currently developing a new version of our national validator (GDI-DE Testsuite) which will include...
    • Marco MINGHINI

      By Marco MINGHINI

      Dear Anja and Daniela,

      although no additional feedback has been provided, we still encourage you to submit a session proposal on the INSPIRE Validator and experiences/lessons learnt related to its reuse in Member States (especially if your own talk proposal and the proposal for the other contribution from Germany were submitted). Then we will see whether the session will be confirmed or not.

      Best regards,

      Marco

    • Daniela HOGREBE

      By Daniela HOGREBE

      Dear Marco,

      thanks again for your support. Since the call for abstracts is closed now or closes very soon (?) we are no more able to submit a session proposal. Sorry. We hope to get into a discussion/ an exchange about reusing the INSPIRE validator in Member States at the Conference, anyway. 

      Best regards,

      Daniela

    • Dirk HINTERLANG

      By Dirk HINTERLANG

      Dear all,

      it is a lamentable situation, that the call for abstracts was closed at the same day, when the early bird registration was opened. To be able to attend the conference usually needs a travel authorization request with official authorities. This cannot be done in one day. Please consider to re-open the call for abstracts and proposals for workshops at least for a short while.

      If not foreseen anyway, I would suggest to have a workshop "Best Practise Examples of Providing Services on Biodiverity-Themes".

      I would offer to give a talk on "Common approach of the German Federal States to perform the data provision on biodiversity themes"

      Best regards,

      Dirk

  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic Usage of INSPIRE WFS 2.0 in GIS-Software
    Example uses WFS discovered in the INSPIRE Geoportal ... Stefania view reply
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE replied on the discussion topic Usage of INSPIRE WFS 2.0 in GIS-Software
    Dear Dejan, I could not find any step by step tutorial, but I can share the few steps allowing me to use INSPIRE WFS 2.0 data in QGIS (currently I am using 3.4.2, but I guess the same workflow applies to all v3.x). Consider that... view reply
  • Dejan Deordic
    Dejan Deordic added a new discussion topic Usage of INSPIRE WFS 2.0 in GIS-Software
    Is there any tutorial on usage of INSPIRE WFS 2.0 services in GIS software published? It would be nice to have an ideal workflow which plugins (for example QGIS GML Application Schema Toolbox) have to be used in QGIS 3.x in order to connect a...
    • Stefania MORRONE

      By Stefania MORRONE

      Dear Dejan,

      I could not find any step by step tutorial, but I can share the few steps allowing me to use INSPIRE WFS 2.0 data in QGIS (currently I am using 3.4.2, but I guess the same workflow applies to all v3.x).

      Consider that currently:

      • Visualisation of GML complex properties is possible only using the 'GML Application Schema toolbox' plugin OR setting  the ‘GML_ATTRIBUTES_TO_OGR_FIELDS=YES’ in the QGIS System Options (overwrite the relevant environment variable);
      • Adding a WFS layer via data source manager does not work in case of WFS 2.0 serving INSPIRE data (GML complex properties).

      As far as I know, the only solution to consume INSPIRE WFS 2.0 in QGIS is using the GML Application Schema toolbox.

      WORKFLOW

      in the Load wizard,

      1. select WFS source
      2. edit a new connection (you can as well specify authentication parameters)
      3. select the desired feature type from the list of served layers,
      4. select the loading option you desire (both the XML and  the relational mode options work) … and you are done …

      Hope this helps

      Stefania

       

       

    • Stefania MORRONE

      By Stefania MORRONE

      Example uses WFS discovered in the INSPIRE Geoportal ...

      Stefania

  • Marco MINGHINI
    As part of the NextGEOSS webinar series, the webinar 'Standards compliance: Tools, Benefits, and Return on Experience' is taking place on Friday, October 18 at 3:00 pm CEST. The webinar will also feature a presentation of the INSPIRE...
  • Stefania MORRONE
    The number of geospatial datasets available through INSPIRE Spatial Data Infrastructures is rapidly increasing and this goes hand in hand with the request for more user-friendly and ready-to-use solutions for efficient consumption of the INSPIRE...
  • Stefania MORRONE
    Stefania MORRONE uploaded the file "Improved Client support for INSPIRE data"
    Presentation held at the FOSS4G 2019 event in Bucharest