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Early results, ELISE Pool of expert

  • Integration between OpenStreetMap and INSPIRE datasets
  • Binary encodings for geospatial data
  • Two experts researching topics around data-driven innovation within the context of the ELISE action of the ISA2 programme presented the current status of their work on:
    • integration between authoritative geospatial datasets and datasets from the OpenStreetMap project, with first experiments on address data and interviews with some EU national mapping agencies;
    • the use of binary data serialisation, especially Protocol Buffers and Apache Avro, to encode geospatial data, with experiments on both large geospatial data and geospatial data retrieved through APIs.

Topics proposed by MIG-T members

  • Access to interoperability checking tools, Nathalie Delattre - NGI Belgium
  • NGI Belgium highlights the need for some improvements on the current Geoportal administration interface and access (harvest console).
  • The JRC clarifies that the current system will be replaced by the new one (based on GeoNetwork) starting from 2022, hence no additional development will be done. Once operational, the new system will be opened for testing to collect feedback and suggestions from MS.
Coffee break

Updates on central INSPIRE components (JRC)

  • Geoportal (15')
    • State-of-play and redesigned backend
  • Validator (15')
  • Re3gistry software and INSPIRE Registry (10')
  • Discussion

The JRC reports on the status, news and future developments of the central INSPIRE components:

  • Geoportal: a prototype of the new backend (based on GeoNetwork) is currently available, rollout in production is expected by the end of the year; the current Geoportal is currently under bugfixing and will be used for the last time for Monitoring and Reporting 2021.
  • Validator: a new version of the Validator (including all ETS for Annex II/III datasets) and a new version of the bulk validation tool, to be used for Monitoring and Reporting 2021, were released. From October 20 access to the Validator will be only available through an API gateway, interested organisations can request an API key to start testing the system.
  • Registry: a new release based on the Re3gistry v.2 is expected in November 2021. The NL informs that they also deployed an instance of the Re3gistry v.2.

Update on Commission initiatives 

  • GreenData4All & High-value datasets
  • Development of pan-European reference data sets
  • INSPIRE conferences 2021 and 2022
  • MIG-T meetings in 2022
  • Status and future plans for several Commission initiatives were presented.
  • Based on the feedback from MIG-T members collected in the last meeting, the dates for the 2022 MIG-T meetings are announced. The JRC can provide slots for ad-hoc meetings in the afternoons following each of the MIG-T meetings. Those should be organised prior to each individual meeting. The dates are as follows:
    • January 20: virtual meeting (9:00-13:00)
    • March 31-April 1 - lunch-to-lunch physical meeting, Ispra
    • July 7: virtual meeting (9:00-13:00)
    • October 6-7: lunch-to-lunch physical meeting, location tbd
  •  MIG-T members are encouraged to propose locations for the MIG-T physical meeting in October, e.g. by linking it to other events already scheduled in the same week.
Wrap up of the meeting