[OpenLayers-Dev] what to do with INSPIRE?

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Dec 9 08:42:56 EST 2009

Hi list,

as some of you may know, currently Europe is very active with INSPIRE, an SDI based on OGC standards, but with a few differences here and there compared to the standard OGC specification.

For example, a View Service (=WMS) has an extra parameter LANGUAGE for all requests to deal with internationalization. Also, there is an extra section in the GetCapabilities response for the language support.

What would be the best way to deal with this in OpenLayers:

1) keep INSPIRE outside of OpenLayers
2) add the extra INSPIRE items to the default WMS building blocks of OpenLayers provided they don't break anything
3) create INSPIRE classes which extend the default building blocks and include them in OpenLayers

I would be interested to hear opinions on this.

An example GetCapabilities document is:

Best regards,

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