INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Webinars on Spatial Data on the Web and INSPIRE


Spatial Data Infrastructures across Europe are making geospatial datasets available for use in simple mapping applications or in analytical tools such as Geographical Information Systems. However, the wealth of geospatial data has proven to be difficult to access and reuse on the web and by mainstream ICT developers. The ISA2 Programme’s ELISE (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) action has been exploring this issue with practical solutions to help this data be more accessible for e-government applications. Join us for two webinars in which we will share and discuss the results.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday 27th February 2-3 pm (CET) and will illustrate the findings of an analysis of the Data on the Web and Spatial Data on the Web Best Practice documents from the perspective of INSPIRE. It will also demonstrate the ldproxy tool, which takes OGC Web Feature Services (one form of Download Service used in INSPIRE) and shares the data via a modern Web API, offering a resource for mainstream ICT development. In addition, content is displayed as hyperlinked webpages for use in a browser and indexing by search engines. The webinar can be accessed via this link:

The second webinar will be held on Thursday 1 March 2-3 pm (CET) and explores how users are interacting with dataset metadata and providing their views on it, including issues of data quality and data usage. The work has involved developing a prototype to handle user feedback on datasets across data catalogues, following the OGC Geospatial User Feedback working group. The webinar will show developments in GeoNetwork’s open source software that can help handle feedback and share it across catalogues. The webinar can be accessed via this link:

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