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On line validation of datasets

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In the context of the European project eENVplus (the "project hosted in Italy" mentioned by Peter) we developed a Validation Service consisting of an implementation for the ATS (Abstract Test Suite) included in the Annex A of INSPIRE Data Specifications. This service makes use of the OGC free testing facility GML 3.2 (ISO 19136:2007).

This executable test suite (ETS) verifies the conformance of GML datasets with respect to INSPIRE application schemas and also with respect to ISO 19136:2007 (GML 3.2.1).

Supplementary INSPIRE constraints can be verified making use of theme specific schematron files.

For those tests that cannot be automated, the ETS contains guidelines to manual execution.

For the time being the full ETS (including schematron file and guidelines) is available for PS theme.

The validation against the application schema is available on-line for all the other data themes and for most of them interfaces explaining the INSPIRE ATS context in which the validation is performed are provided.

Exploiting the Team Engine functionalities, apart from a local resource, it is possible to upload the GML dataset file as web resource, inserting the http URL or the relevant WFS GetFeature request.

The Test, Evaluation, And Measurement (TEAM) Engine, the official test harness used by OGC Compliance Program, and the GML testing facility have been:

  • checked out from GitHub OGC repositories ((TEAM Engine version 4.0.5 – GML Suite release r17)
  • installed on cloud server
  • customized (in terms of user interface)
  • enriched with theme-specific schematron rules provided by the eENVplus team

The work, still in progress, is reported within the MIG WG5.

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Grateful to those of you willing to send any feedback to Giacomo MARTIRANO