INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Trainee position on OpenStreetMap contribution to high-value datasets and the Green Deal data space


The B.06 Digital Economy Unit of the JRC has opened a position for a trainee to join the team working on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. INSPIRE plays a central role in the new initiatives of the European Commission about the Green Deal data space and the high-value datasets of the Open Data Directive. Thus, to improve the usability of INSPIRE data and facilitate the integration with other relevant sources, the trainee will explore the synergies between the INSPIRE and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) data ecosystems and assess the potential of OSM for the creation/update of identified high-value datasets. 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 29/10/2020.

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