The European INSPIRE Geoportal awarded to Planetek Italia

March 30, 2011 by INSPIRE Forum   Comments (0)

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Planetek Italia is starting the activities to set up the INSPIRE Geoportal, the central portal for environmental information in the European Union.

The company has been awarded the tender for the "Development of the technical components of the INSPIRE Geoportal at European Level", of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Institute for Environment and Sustainability. This version will substitute at operational level the current prototype developed by the JRC.

Expectations towards usability and innovation are high, as confirmed by this statement from JRC: "In the
context of the development of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community
(INSPIRE), the JRC, as the technical coordinator, developed the prototype of the INSPIRE Geoportal. Based
on the experience gained in the development and operation of this prototype, the JRC issued a call for
tender for the development of the operational version of this Geoportal at Union level. Compliance to JRC's
and wider European Commission's detailed functional and non-functional requirements formed the basis for
this call for tender. Taking due consideration of the critical nature of the Geoportal as the European entry
point to access the European Union geospatial resources, the JRC expects the successful proposal to be
transformed in an innovative, reliable and performing INSPIRE Geoportal that will be a central element in
fulfilling the goals of the infrastructure."

The technical proposal is entirely based on Open Source technologies and OGC standards, which Planetek
Italia and partner company lat/lon already adopt and  implement.

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