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AGILE/EuroSDR/OGC Persistent Testbed (PTB) - Authenticated Access to European Spatial Data Sets - Call for Participation for Phase 3 now published

June 11, 2012 by Johannes Brauner   Comments (0)

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The Call for Participation for PTB Phase 3 ("Authenticated Access to European Spatial Data Sets") is now open. Please find it at:
Please consider taking part in PTB Phase 3. We appreciate any further spreading of the call to your peers.
We are looking forward to your proposals.
The PTB management board
Mike Jackson for AGILE, Lars Bernard for EuroSDR, Chris Higgins for OGC and Johannes Brauner... Read full post

Habitats Invoking Services

April 11, 2012 by kcharvat   Comments (0)

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seis, gmes, inspire, geoss

Habitats deliverable 4.4.1
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Logos Loci - Yet Another Vision of Urban Landscape

March 20, 2012 by Piergiorgio   Comments (0)

Capture video and photos in high resolution by flyby
(Drone Technology)


French Technical Guidelines on Metadata of spatial data sets

January 19, 2012 by Marc Leobet   Comments (0)

As I said in the previous note, we have worked on French recommandations about datasets's Metadata. The first issue was the gap between INSPIRE's rules and ISO 19115. Working under the French INSPIRE structure of coordination's umbrella (ie. the CNIG),  with users from various public authorities and some very sharp experts (one was strongly involve in EC Technical guidelines), we tried build a bridge linking legal bank and standard's one.
We have produced recommandations towards software... Read full post

A model for real Sim City

December 14, 2011 by Piergiorgio   Comments (2)

The famous game of Sim City is definitely what is meant when we talk about land use planning. The GIS is a system for designing a real Sim City. This technique is hardly used in practice, because it includes a series of operations that affect professionals in land use planning. I have imposed in order to create a template to apply logic to the towns of Sim City, in line with several exercises that can be found on the web, refer to the most virtuous citizens, but also related to projects of... Read full post

Consultation on the draft of French technical guideline for metadata

October 5, 2011 by Marc Leobet   Comments (0)

During a presentation in Edimburgh, I said that we were producing recommandations for spatial data managers to escape from traps of misunderstanding and I exposed  a regret : it would be better to work with other State members but time is lacking.At least we will try to share it with the others stake holders, specially French speaking ones. So I am happy to announce the launch of a consultation on the draft of our national technical guideline for metadata.
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Thematic seminars about Data Spec (for French speakers...)

August 24, 2011 by Marc Leobet   Comments (0)

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These seminars are organised to share the knowledge between those who have read the data specifications and those who are concerned by, but have not enough time (or English skill!) to dare to open the files.The whole calendar is here.I wish to highlight (as I participate to the organisation, of course!) the following  seminars about :- Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units- Environmental monitoring facilities (see this post for the detailed programm)- Utility and... Read full post

How to become a member of testing group INSPIRE Annex II+III Data Specification Testing

July 29, 2011 by Klaudia Bielinska   Comments (0)

This blog post is dedicated to the participants of INSPIRE Annex II+III Data Specification Testing, who would like to join closed testing group (http://inspire-forum.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pg/groups/32922/inspire-annex-iiiii-data-specification-testing/)
Membership in this group is restricted to the SDICs and LMOs registered via (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm/newsid/10401)



1. Search for the group “INSPIRE Annex II+III Data Specification... Read full post

Personal GIS files

July 21, 2011 by Piergiorgio   Comments (0)

Hello city planners, the idea of open source software is very interesting, but my experience leaves much to be passed directly from ArcGis to QGis and such, because they are structurally different.My project of urban planning is based on a model similar to SimCity, with software GRASS and QGIS with an interface in PHP with a database based on PostgreSQL / PostGIS. I'm doing a lot of research and I'm experimenting with different techniques, but there are few examples, it seems to me to surf the... Read full post

INSPIRE Conference musings by Ian Painter

July 7, 2011 by Melissa Burns   Comments (0)


This year Richard, Debbie and I headed to the 2011 INSPIRE Conference in what turned out to be a sunny Edinburgh. Snowflake has had a stand for the last 3 years and this year was no exception. Aside from our stand Debbie was running an INSPIRE: Back to Basics workshop and Richard was talking about the work our partner Epsilon Italia has been doing within the EU Nature SDI programme - leaving me to kick back - I mean work the stand and network.
What is... Read full post