[OSGeoLive] [REQUEST] Inclusion of the Re3gistry Software on the OSGeo-Live distribution
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 20:30:29 PDT 2020
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On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 at 17:55, <Daniele.FRANCIOLI at ext.ec.europa.eu> wrote:
> Dear Cameron,
> Thank you for your email.
> It is really an interesting initiative where we see a great potential to
> use the Re3gistry software that we are currently proposing for inclusion
> in the OSGeo Live. Our main goal is to try to create a community around
> the software and this initiative can contribute a lot to this.
> One of the aim of the Re3gistry software is to provide an open source tool
> that is able to manage and share reference codes in a structured way,
> keeping also the ease of use aspect in the management of the terms.
> An important aspect of the tool, is the provision of a machine readable
> version of the reference codes. We highlight this point because we are
> trying to increase the use of interoperable reference codes to be used not
> only in the context of Geospatial, but in any other context it could be
> applied to semantically describe a concept.
> Furthermore, the Re3gistry is partially following the ISO 19135 standard
> "Geographic information — Procedures for item registration". I think this
> standard could be mentioned in the manifesto document in section "Schemas".
> The Re3gistry software has been primarily used by the European Commission
> – Joint Research Centre (JRC) as one of the central software components for
> the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive (implementation available at
> https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/registry). It has also been used in
> production by a number of governmental organizations in the European Union
> (EU) Member States as well as companies beyond the EU, e.g.:
> European Commission - INSPIRE registry -
> Slovakia - Systém registrov ENIPI - http://registre.enviroportal.sk/geo
> Republic of North Macedonia - NSDI registry -
> European Commission - Geosmartcity registry -
> European Commission - ELISE Energy Pilot registry -
> Austria - Austrian INSPIRE Registry -
> Italia - Sistema di Registri INSPIRE Italia -
> Finland - Finnish INSPIRE registry - http://luettelopalvelu.fi/registry
> Spain - Registro Inspire de España - http://registro.idee.es/registry
> Private - Minerva intelligence - http://minerva.codes/registry
> We would also like to mention an initiative that is still in the "test-bed
> phase" but it could be really useful in this context.
> Together with the Re3gistry, we also created a federation of registers (in
> the context of INSPIRE). The INSPIRE register federation is a distributed
> federation of registers related to the INSPIRE Directive. It provides
> information about the registers included in the federation (provided by
> different stakeholders) and the relationships between them, and allows
> searching for registers and the items contained in them.
> We will be more than happy if you find the Re3gistry useful for the work
> of the group.
> Kind regards,
> Daniele on behalf of the INSPIRE Registry team
> *From:* Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* 10 September 2020 21:35
> *To:* FRANCIOLI Daniele (JRC-ISPRA-EXT)
> *Cc:* Osgeolive; MINGHINI Marco (JRC-ISPRA); KOTSEV Alexander
> (JRC-ISPRA); EPURE Emanuela (JRC-ISPRA-EXT); HERNANDEZ Lorena (JRC-ISPRA);
> lexicon at lists.osgeo.org
> *Subject:* Re: [OSGeoLive] [REQUEST] Inclusion of the Re3gistry Software
> on the OSGeo-Live distribution
> Hey Daniele and others,
> I've seen the Re3gistry application for OSGeoLive and I suspect you folk
> would also be interested in glossaries?
> A bunch of us from OSGeo / OGC / ISO and TheGoodDocsProject have set up a
> pilot to tackle challenges around cross-domain management of glossaries.
> If you are interested in joining us, then please reach out and say hello.
> The project manifesto is here:
> Cheers, Cameron
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 23:36, <Daniele.FRANCIOLI at ext.ec.europa.eu> wrote:
>> Dear OSGeoLive members,
>> We would like to propose the inclusion of the Re3gistry Software on the
>> OSGeo-Live distribution.
>> You can find below the answer to the required questions.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Kind regards,
>> Daniele on behalf of the JRC INSPIRE Team
>> - Please describe your application.
>> - What is its name? Re3gistry
>> - What is the home page URL?
>> - Which OSI approved Open Source Licence
>> is used? EUPL
>> What does the application do and how does it add value to the GeoSpatial?
>> stack of software? The Re3gistry software is a reusable open-source
>> solution for managing and sharing ‘reference codes’ through the use of
>> persistent URIs, ensuring concepts are correctly referenced in any domain.
>> Reference codes can be used in data exchange between applications to
>> uniquely reference some ‘thing’. They can be used to define sets of
>> permissible values for a data field or to provide a reference or context
>> for the data being exchanged. Examples are enumerations, controlled
>> vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri or, simply, ‘lists of things’. The
>> Re3gistry can provide a central access point that allows labels and
>> descriptions for reference codes to be easily looked-up by humans or
>> retrieved by machines. Furthermore, it supports organisations in managing
>> and updating reference codes in a consistent way, so that reference codes
>> do not change or simply disappear over time, but all versions of the codes
>> remain traceable and properly documented. The Re3gistry has been mainly
>> used in the context of the INSPIRE directive, but can be used in other
>> - Does the application make use of OGC standards? Which versions of
>> the standards? Client or server? You may wish to add comments about how
>> standards are used. No OGC Standards – the Re3gistry follows
>> ISO19135 Geographic information — Procedures for item registration.
>> - Which version of the application should be included in the next
>> OSGeo-Live release? Registry v2.0.0
>> - Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. If a new user
>> finds a bug in one application, it will tarnish the reputation of all other
>> OSGeo-Live applications as well. (We pay most attention to the following
>> - If risk adverse organisations have deployed your application
>> into production, it would imply that these organisations have verified the
>> stability of your software. Has the application been rolled out to
>> production into risk (ideally risk adverse) organisations? Please mention
>> some of these organisations? The Re3gistry software has been
>> primarily used by the European Commission – Joint Research Centre (JRC) as
>> one of the central software components for the implementation of the
>> INSPIRE Directive (implementation available at
>> https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/registry). It has also been used in
>> production by a number of governmental organizations in the European Union
>> (EU) Member States as well as companies beyond the EU, e.g.:
>> - European Commission - INSPIRE registry -
>> - Slovakia - Systém registrov ENIPI -
>> - Republic of North Macedonia - NSDI registry -
>> - European Commission - Geosmartcity registry -
>> - European Commission - ELISE Energy Pilot registry -
>> - Austria - Austrian INSPIRE Registry -
>> - Italia - Sistema di Registri INSPIRE Italia -
>> - Finland - Finnish INSPIRE registry -
>> - Spain - Registro Inspire de España -
>> - Private - Minerva intelligence - http://minerva.codes/registry
>> - Open HUB
>> provides metrics to help assess the health of a project. Eg:
>> Could you please ensure that your project is registered with Open HUB, and
>> Open HUB has been updated to reference the correct code repository(s) for
>> your project. What is the Open HUB URL for your project? The
>> project will be registered on Open HUB before the formal application.
>> - What is the size of the user community? You can often answer
>> this by mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list? The
>> community using the Re3gistry is (at least) the INSPIRE user community,
>> which is composed by 7000+ organisations in EU Member states. The software
>> (v.1.3.1) has been re-used and installed in production by at least 10 EU
>> Member States (see above).
>> - What is the size of your developer community? The latest version
>> (2.0.0) of the software was developed by a team of developers from the JRC
>> and the National Land Survey (NLS) of Finland.
>> - Do you have a bug free, stable release? V. 2.0.0 of the software
>> has been recently released (July 2020). It is a stable release but we can’t
>> be 100% sure it is bug free.
>> - Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone
>> through. The latest release (v. 2.0.0) of the software has
>> undertaken internal testing (users from JRC B.6 unit) and a “Testbed” where
>> all the interested EU Member States were involved.
>> - How long has the project has had mature code. Version 1.3.1 is
>> mature since 2017. Version 2.0 has just been released.
>> - OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather
>> than libraries. Does the application have a user interface (possibly a
>> command line interface) that a user can interact with? (We do make an
>> exception for Incubated OSGeo Libraries, and will include Project Overviews
>> for these libraries, even if they don't have a user interface.) Yes,
>> it has a web interface.
>> - We give preference to OSGeo Incubated Projects, or Projects which
>> are presented at FOSS4G
>> conferences. If your project is involved in OSGeo Incubation, or has been
>> selected to be presented at FOSS4G, then please mention it. The
>> project has been only included in a presentation on the INSPIRE open source
>> software stack given at FOSS4G-IT (the Italian FOSS4G conference) in 2019,
>> titled “INSPIRE ecosystem: geospatial interoperability with open source
>> software and open standards”, accessible at
>> - With around 50 applications installed on OSGeo-Live, us core
>> packagers do not have the time to liaise with every single project email
>> list for each OSGeo-Live release. So we require a volunteer (or two) to
>> take responsibility for liaising between OSGeo-Live and the project's
>> communities. This volunteer will be responsible for ensuring the install
>> scripts and English documentation are updated by someone for each
>> OSGeo-Live release. Also test that the installed application and Quickstart
>> documentation works as expected on release candidate releases of
>> OSGeo-Live. Who will act as the project's liaison person. Daniele
>> Francioli (daniele.francioli at ext.ec.europa.eu)
>> - OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
>> - Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
>> - Install .deb files from a PPA
>> - Write a custom install script <=
>> Can you please discuss how your application will be installed.
>> - OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run
>> in 512 Meg of RAM? Yes
>> - How much disk space will be required to install the application and
>> a suitable example application? ~100mb
>> - We aim to reduce disk space by having all applications make use of
>> a common dataset. We encourage applications to make use of the example
>> datasets already installed:
>> If another dataset would be more appropriate, please discuss here. Is it
>> appropriate, to remove existing demo datasets which may already be included
>> in the standard release.
>> - Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available
>> under a CC By
>> and a Quickstart available under a CC By-SA
>> license. (You may release under a second license as well). Will you produce
>> this? Yes.
>> - In past releases, we have included Windows and Mac installers for
>> some applications. It is likely we won't have space for these in future
>> releases. However, if there is room, would you be wishing to include
>> Windows and/or Mac installers? No
>> osgeolive mailing list
>> osgeolive at lists.osgeo.org
> Cameron Shorter
> Technical Writer, Google
Technical Writer, Google
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