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Series of webinars on geospatial data continues

Open data recognises the importance of geospatial data as a value resource for the European Digital Economy, where the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive is helping to share this data across borders over a range of sectors. To date, few technological approaches have allowed this data to be accessed and reused on the web or by mainstream ICT developers. The ISA² Programme’s ELISE Action (European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government) has been exploring this issue with practical solutions to help this data be more accessible for e-government applications. Join us for two webinars in which we will share and discuss the results.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday 27 February from 14:00 till 15:00 CET and will illustrate the findings of an analysis of ‘Data on the Web’ and ‘Spatial Data on the Web’ Best Practice documents from the perspective of INSPIRE. It will also demonstrate the ldproxy tool, which takes INSPIRE data services and shares the data via a modern Web API, where content can also be indexed by search engines.

The second webinar will be held on Thursday 1 March from 14:00 till 15:00 CET and explores how users provide feedback on dataset metadata, such as issues of data quality or data usage. A prototype using GeoNetwork’s open source software shows how feedback can be shared between data catalogues, following approaches of the OGC Geospatial User Feedback working group.

Both webinars can be accessed via this link

Slides from webinar on opportunities and barriers to geodata available

The ELISE Action has also undertaken a study on the 'Assessment of economic opportunities and barriers related to geospatial data in the context of the Digital Single Market'. The study identified the barriers to the application of location information for the creation of goods and services in the public and private sector, and the opportunities arising from the removal of these barriers. On 14 February 2018, a webinar was held to present to more than 20 participants the main findings and recommendations put forward by the study. Slides from the webinar can be found at the following link.

Friday, 23 February, 2018