[OSGeo-Standards] Fw: [geo-discuss] INSPIRE Draft Implementing Rules for Discovery and View Services

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Mon Feb 4 16:21:49 EST 2008

I placed a rant onto your wiki page that may or may not be useful.
Jo Walsh wrote:
> dear all,
> Please see below for the draft Implementing Rules for Discovery and
> View services through INSPIRE, the European SDI Directive. All
> software which wants to be used by GI providers in Europe will have to
> legally comply with these rules, within 2 or 3 years. 
> I expect the draft will change in the future to become a lot less
> "informative" and more concise and "normative", as happened with
> metadata. Right now it suggests the ISO 19115 profile of CSW2 as a
> "reference specification" but it is not mandated. 
> This makes me want to give up and grow organic vegetables for a
> living, to be honest, but i will plug ahead with an
> Opensearch/Atom/DublinCore implementation of the same thing, because
> i believe *that will actually help solve the problem this is supposed
> to be addressing* - finding geodata, not complying with law and
> selling standards to government. Cheez, even the military  is getting
> cynical about the utility of ISO standards these days, and they started it. 
> Deep breath, engagement without attachment, etc. I started these two
> pages on the wiki to explain the semi-private comments process::
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/FOSS_SDIC
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Response_to_INSPIRE_Discovery_and_View_Draft
> ----- Forwarded message from Piergiorgio Cipriano <pg.cipriano at gmail.com> -----
> To: geo-discuss at lists.okfn.org
> >From INSPIRE web site:
> *INSPIRE Draft Implementing Rules for Discovery and View Services * [1] is
> now available for public view and for comments from SDICs and LMOs.
> With the Implementing Rules, comes the first draft of the INSPIRE Network
> Services Architecture [2] defining the overall technical framework for each
> of the Network Service Implementing Rules.
> The deadline for submission of comments is 18 February 2008 24:00 CET.
> [1]
> http://inspire.jrc.it/reports/ImplementingRules/network/D3.7_Draft_IR_Discovery_and_View_Services_v2.0.pdf
> [2]
> http://inspire.jrc.it/reports/ImplementingRules/network/D3%205_INSPIRE_NS_Architecture_v2.0.pdf
> pg
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