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Trainee position on INSPIRE-OpenStreetMap integration


The Digital Economy Unit of the JRC has just opened a position for a trainee to join the team working on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. In the context of improving the usability of INSPIRE data and facilitating the integration with other relevant sources, the trainee will explore the synergies between the INSPIRE and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) data ecosystems. More specifically, the trainee will contribute to the development of an OSM encoding for INSPIRE data through the definition of transformation rules resulting from the analysis of data models. These rules will be applied in practice to transform existing INSPIRE data sets and integrate them with OSM data sets. The trainee will also assess the pros and cons of the transformation, technical and organisational barriers and challenges encountered, as well as usability issues solved. The work is expected to produce scientific outputs such as scientific papers and/or oral presentations at conferences/workshops.

Candidates shall have a Masters/PhD degree, or be enrolled in a PhD degree or in the final year of a Masters degree in Geoinformation Science, Geomatics, Computer Science, or a related discipline.

Deadline for application is 10/01/2020.

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