[OSGeo-Discuss] time for inspire committee at osgeo?

Rafał Wawer huwer at iung.pulawy.pl
Wed May 15 04:56:00 PDT 2013

Hi Jachym,
A dedicated unit within OSGeo targeting INSPIRE and more broadly SDI would is IMO a great idea Jachym.

I recall, I proposed OSGeo to play a role of SDIC (http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/index.cfm/pageid/181  ) already  good 4 years ago. :)

>From the user point of view, making the OSGeo desktop software INSPIRE-compliant would be a great asset - especially extending data interoperability to be able to export datasets to INSPIRE data models and automatically creates corresponding metadata.

INSPIRE network services, well, at least those I know: discovery, view, download; are close to OGC WCS, WMS and WFS -  services already implemented in OSGeo software projects.


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I'm working on some presentation about OSGeo relationship to INSPIRE directive (some preliminary czech version of presentation, which should be presented at this years INSPIRE conference [1])

And it came to my mind, that OSGeo does not have any body, related to INSPIRE [2]

While I agree, INSPIRE is mainly EU-only topic, I think, implementing INSPIRE has big market potential and software, which does not indicate support for INSPIRE is banned from to be used in public organizations in EU. I believe, also "rest of the world" can profit from changes, necessary to be implemented in EU.

Therefore I would consider INSPIRE committee in OSGeo as important body, which would coordinate efforts of OSGeo projects towards INSPIRE, so that we could declare: OSGeo projects are INSPIRE ready or we are working on it.

Any opinions to this? I'm personally usually against forming "yet another committee", but in this case, I do not see the topic to be covered and it really is important issue here.


[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE_conference_2013-paper
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/INSPIRE
Jachym Cepicky
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