wetransform at the INSPIRE conference in Barcelona

wetransform at the INSPIRE conference in Barcelona

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The central event for all people involved in the design and implementation of the INSPIRE infrastructure is coming up! From 26th to 30th of September, more than 900 people will meet in Barcelona to learn the latest about best practices, technologies, costs and benefits. Want to know what wetransform and the INSPIRE GIS partners have been up to? Join one of our five presentations, the workshop or visit our booth in the exhibition hall. Through our Silver sponsorship of the conference, we support the community and look forward to a great meeting!

Barcelona Conference Centre

These are our workshops and presentations:

Workshop: INSPIRE Extensions: Guidance for building data models on the Data Specifications (Thorsten Reitz, Jandirk Bulens, Stefania Morrone, Kathi Schleidt)

Monday, 26.09.2016, 09:00 to 12:30, Rooms B1-B2

In this workshop, we present results of our survey on data modelling and an inventory of existing extensions. We then present a common baseline methodology and a pattern catalogue for relating new data models with INSPIRE. In addition, we invited participants in the survey to submit a presentation to the INSPIRE conference. We provide slots for two of these presentations in the workshop, to complement what participants learned with real-world experiences from their peers.

More information on the workshop is available at the inspire extensions website.

INSPIRE as a Service - Ensuring Compliance and Availability (Andreas von Dömming, Thorsten Reitz)

Tuesday, 27.09.2016, 15:00 to 15:30, Room B1-B2

In this talk, we will explain how an INSPIRE as a Service platform based on public cloud technology can fulfill legal compliance rules, such as ISO27001 or the German BSI Grundschutz. We will also discuss the INSPIRE Service Level requirements on availability and throughput. We furthermore highlight options to validate metadata, data and services.

Reducing implementation and maintenance costs through INSPIRE as a Service (Thorsten Reitz)

Wednesday, 28.09.2016, 09:15 to 09:30, Room A

In this talk, we present an in-depth analysis of contributors to costs in implementation and in the maintenance of INSPIRE services, and look at strategies to reduce these costs substantially.

Our goal is to show what options the community has to make provision and usage of INSPIRE services accessible to all data providers and users. As a basis for the analysis, we use data from our own projects, from tendering databases and from existing publications. In the cost analysis, we look at the components that lead to the total system unit cost. One such component is the service type and usage, a second one is the license type. We also include a comparison of different service types and their operational requirements, factoring in INSPIRE requirements on availability and capacity.

We finally present scenarios where INSPIRE as a Service systems are shared by multiple organisations - by tens, by hundreds, and by thousands - to reduce both service provision unit costs and costs associated with using INSPIRE services.

More information on the workshop is available at the INSPIRE conference website.

How to extend INSPIRE to create added value? (Jandirk Bulens, Thorsten Reitz)

Wednesday, 28.09.2016, 09:30 to 09:45, Room H2

In this talk, we present an overview of current best practices to create and use extensions on INSPIRE. We outline patterns to be used by data providers in extending INSPIRE in the harmonisation process. The talk covers the inventory carried out of model extensions, an INSPIRE based Model-Driven approach, the Extension Methodology, the resulting Pattern Catalogue and an End-to-End Tutorial Project. We share the conclusions of the study and give recommendations for follow up activities.

DG ENV, EEA and JRC support this study. It is done with the help of a European expert group providing feedback based on own experience and expertise. This talk is related to the workshop ‘INSPIRE Extensions: Guidance for building data models on the Data Specifications.’

More information on the workshop is available at the INSPIRE conference website.

INSPIRE as a Service - Clients and Business Processes (Dirk Frigne, Thorsten Reitz)

Wednesday, 28.09.2016, 09:30 to 10:00, Room B3

OK, so now that we've got the INSPIRE services, how can we use them to support existing or new business process and applications in an effective manner? In this talk, we'll use the example of SpotBooking to show how INSPIRE data can reduce cost and support high-value business processes.

GDI-Südhessen: How hundreds of administrative and municipal districts stop worrying about INSPIRE (Thorsten Reitz, Andreas von Dömming and Martin Domeyer):

Wednesday, 28.09.2016, 16:00 to 16:15, Room A

This talk will help local and regional governments or other groups implement effective, INSPIRE compliant Spatial Data Infrastructures using cloud and Open Source on premise solutions. We focus specifically on Download and Transformation services to show how to make INSPIRE services usable in standard tools, such as web or desktop GIS, which often do not support complex GML.

In this presentation, we describe how an interest group made of municipalities and counties joined forces to implement an easy to use, cost effective INSPIRE platform for their members. A key decision the group made was to improve collaboration across the members of the interest group via the new platform. For this purpose, the group designed a set of local harmonized data models, from which the system should derive INSPIRE data and services automatically. Another core requirement for the platform was to automate metadata entry to the highest possible degree.

In the talk, you will learn how we use the an “INSPIRE as a Service” platform to publish more than 1.000 INSPIRE data sets. We will also discuss the following aspects of the resulting system in detail:

  • Design and User Experience
  • Scalability and resilience
  • Operations (Hosting and Application management)

More information on the workshop is available at the INSPIRE conference website.