[OSGeo-Discuss] use of OSGeo software within regional/national SDI efforts

Just van den Broecke just at justobjects.nl
Mon Mar 15 08:02:39 PDT 2010

Hi Jo,

Here in the Netherlands a national metadata portal for INSPIRE has been 
realized with GeoNetwork: http://www.nationaalgeoregister.nl . Jeroen 
Ticheler may fill in on this.

For the Dutch Kadaster I am working on INSPIRE (data) services, using 
OSGeo packages like PostGIS, GDAL/OGR, GeoServer, Deegree and OL/GeoExt. 
This is work in progress,  some documentation at: 
http://inspire.kademo.nl/doc . At some point I hope that this work can 
be used as a basis for OSGeo-based INSPIRE solutions like discussed: 
http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_data_experiments. The idea is that we 
may jointly work towards an "OSGeo-INSPIRE-Stack" reusable across member 
countries. For example in my current approach only the transformation 
from Dutch data models like addresses/parcels to an INSPIRE-model in 
PostGIS is locally specific.

Using OSGeo components within INSPIRE best practices projects like in 
EURADIN and ESDIN has proven to be a success for the Dutch Kadaster, in 
several cases being the first member state to deliver a web-service like 
WFS and a Gazetteer WS.  I think more than a few member countries are 
using OSGeo components for INSPIRE data services, in Scandinavia, 
Germany and France (IGN).



Just van den Broecke  just at justobjects.nl
The Netherlands       http://www.justobjects.nl

Jo Walsh wrote:
> dear all,
> Next month I've been asked to give a talk about the OSGeo stack to a 
> group responsible for planning Scotland's Spatial Data Infrastructure.
> I'm keen to hear of examples of use of OSGeo software packages in SDI 
> projects, especially with an INSPIRE focus. For instance I have heard 
> that several Scandinavian countries are collaborating on patches to 
> GeoNetwork to provide a "member state geoportal" service whose backend 
> can be maintained in common.
> Particularly relevant are experiences of (semi-)autonomous regions which 
> are feeding data in to national infrastructure but also maintaining what 
> they consider to be their own SDI. I just asked this on the Spanish list 
> as well.
> Any examples of OSGeo software use (anything from GDAL/OGR and PostGIS 
> through OpenLayers and beyond) that could serve as a few-slides "case 
> study" would be much appreciated.
> cheers,
> jo
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