Hallward Library: LG101 - Sept. 17, 2013, 2 p.m. to Sept. 17, 2013, 6 p.m.
Take this workshop to learn the requirements and the implementation of compliant INSPIRE Download Services using FOSS packages.
The INSPIRE directive aims to create a European Union (EU) spatial data infrastructure. After Discovery Services (metadata catalogues) and View Services (map servers), the next big thing on the INSPIRE roadmap are Download Services. Download Services provide access to the geospatial base data of the member states. Take this workshop to learn the requirements and the implementation of compliant INSPIRE Download Services using FOSS packages. What are the differences between "Predefined Dataset and "Direct Access" Download Services? What are "non-interoperable" and "interoperable" Download Services? What are the Data Themes (Annex I-III)? When is harmonization of base data required and how to approach it in practice? This workshop will focus on a hands-on implementation of a full monty Download Service (interoperable, direct access) using deegree webservices. We will explore the different INSPIRE requirements (e.g. standards, metadata coupling, quality-of-service) and discuss options for efficient storage of rich INSPIRE features. We will perform an example harmonization based on deegree's relational mapping language and look at other FOSS options for transforming existing base data into harmonized, valid INSPIRE datasets.