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Welcome and approval of the agenda 
  • The agenda was approved without additional changes.

Actions from the previous meeting (for discussion and agreement) 

  • The minutes of the previous meeting were approved without additional change proposals. All open actions have been either performed or will be addressed in this meeting.

MIWP Action 1.1. Towards a digital ecosystem for the environment and sustainability

  • GeoPackage Good Practice (Epsilon Italia)
    • Status update
    • Live Demos
  • OGC API - Records for INSPIRE (OGC)

GeoPackage Good Practice

  • The GeoPackage repository now includes an examples folder with new content from the GO-PEG project and about the END (Environmental Noise Directive).
  • A live demo is offered in QGIS, by uploading, visualising and analysing GeoPackage and GML instances of the same datasets, and clearly showing the higher performances of the former.
  • To create the GPKG instances, both the general (model-agnostic) rules and the GPKG-specific ones were used.

OGC API - Records for INSPIRE

  • OGC API - Records is part of the OGC APIs family of standards and provides a way to browse a collection of records, providing metadata about geospatial resources. There is currently a Core Candidate Standard and the plan is to get the approval from the OGC Architectural Board (OAB) by the end of 2022, and the final endorsement to become an official standard in Q1-Q2 2023.
  • The standard is publicly developed on GitHub, is based on Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices and is based on OpenAPI specifications. The standard was developed to support JSON encoding.
  • In OGC Testbed-18, a task (called Secure, Asynchronous Catalogs) aims to develop ISO 19115 support for OGC API - Records.
  • A joint OGC and ISO/TC 211 code sprint should happen on September 14-16 in London (tbc), covering - among others - OGC API - Records and ISO 19115. Everyone is welcome to join.

MIWP Action 2.2. Priority-driven implementation

MIWP Action 3.1. GreenData4All

MIWP Action 2.3.1. Governance of INSPIRE Artefacts

INSPIRE schemas:

  • Among the change proposals on INSPIRE schemas, some were already endorsed by the MIG-T/MIG and will be included in the next release (only #60 still requires a request for clarification by AT); some others will be discussed in the next meeting of the sub-group, planned for September.
  • The release v.2022.2 will happen on 31/07 according to the release plan. As usually, versions of the schemas belonging to v.2022.1 will be incorporated in the online schema repository in order not to break existing implementations.


  • Among the change proposals on INSPIRE TGs, some were already endorsed by the MIG-T/MIG and will be included in the next release; some others will be discussed in the next meeting of the sub-group, planned for September.
  • The release v.2022.2 will happen on 31/07 according to the release plan and will include the TG on View Services (converted to AsciiDoc) and the TG on SO. The conversion procedure to AsciiDoc was also improved.
  • All MIG-T members are invited to check the TG on View Services and highlight/correct typo or graphical mistakes through pull requests.

MIWP Action 2.3.2. Data-service linking simplification

MIWP Action 2.4. Central INSPIRE Infrastructure Components

INSPIRE Geoportal

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INSPIRE Reference Validator and ETF

  • Version v.2022.2 was released in June 2022 (see the changelog). It includes several bugfixes and new tests, which introduce schema validation against the latest INSPIRE official schemas (in addition to the already available schema validation agsinst the declared schemas).
  • The ETF v.2.1 Release Candidate was released and is now available for testing. The full release will happen soon, together with a full changelog and updated documentation for admins, developers and users.
  • The ETF was proposed as an OSGeo Community Project. As a first step, a dedicated page on the OSGeo website was created; the application is now being evaluated by the OSGeo Incubation Committee and the OSGeo Board.
  • The ETF was also proposed for inclusion in the OSGeoLive v.15, to be released in August in correspondence with the FOSS4G 2022 conference.

INSPIRE Registry and Re3gistry

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GAIA-X for INSPIRE study, Fraunhofer IOSB
  • A webinar is scheduled on July 14 at 14:00 CET (see the announcement) to present the final results of the study aimed to analyse what are the links and possible benefits for INSPIRE brought by the GAIA-X infrastructure.

Technical topics proposed by MIG-T members

  • OGC API - Process - File Download Service in Finland, NLS Finland
  • The OGC API - Processes presented by NLS Finland is a modular and modern OGC Standard following the same architectural pattern and logic as the rest of the OGC APIs. It is powerful for recurring tasks involving regular data downloads. The standard supports, among other functionalities, asynchronous transactions. NLS Finland provided a demo endpoint (ref. the ppt uploaded within the agenda).
  • The NLS Finland implementation was developed to facilitate the process of selecting and downloading customised subsets of datasets from the national portal.
  • Instructions on how to request credentials to access the service are available here.

Wrap-up of the plenary part

  • Next MIG-T meeting (f2f)
  • Summary of actions
  • The plan is to organise the next MIG-T meeting as a face-to-face event on 6-7 October (see the INSPIRE calendar). The location could be Ispra, Brussels or any other place in Europe, exploiting possible connections with other events taking place in that period.
  •  MIG-T members to suggest possible venues for the 71st MIG-T meeting.
Bilateral meetings with MIG-T members (upon request)A bilateral meeting was held by the JRC team with DE.