About ARE3NA

Help us to be the technical arena to share INSPIRE components and identify opportunities where e-government and INSPIRE can be better integrated

Welcome to the ARE3NA community, a resource sharing interoperability solutions in the geospatial and e-government domains. 

The ARE3NA activity ended in 2016 but related project continue under the ELISE action.

Context

The Member States of the European Union are currently implementing the Infrastructure for Spatial Information for Europe (INSPIRE) Directive (2007/2/EC), a major European data-sharing policy helping to create a pan-European Spatial Data Infrastructure for the environment and related policy areas.  We can expect INSPIRE to become fully operational in the next few years, offering harmonised and interoperable spatial datasets and services for 34 different data themes from organisations all across Europe.

To support its proper implementation and reutilisation, as part of the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations Programme, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has established a project, Action 1.17, A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA). This site acts as a single access point to the outputs of the Action.

The ARE3NA Action is creating several reusable interoperability solutions that aid the implementation of INSPIRE and potential adoption in other sectors, especially e-government. These interoperability solutions address many aspects, including reusing INSPIRE data models in different sectors, developing interoperability software and exploring how INSPIRE data services to fit with e-government access control solutions. From this site, you can also access other resources which explain how to implement INSPIRE based on best practices and follow the developments of our other solutions.

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ARE3NA activities

Access control and AAA for Data and Services

ARE3NA_Access_Control_and_AAA_for-data_and_services In some cases, INSPIRE web services may need to be restricted public access due to organisational and/or technical requirements.  To overcome this interoperability barrier, ARE3NA is analysing approaches and putting in place solutions that helps data users access protected services, often known as Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA).

Re3gistry

ARE3NA_Re3gistry The Re3gistry is a reusable open source solution for managing and sharing ‘reference codes’, ensuring concepts are correctly referenced in INSPIRE, or for content in any other sector. ARE3NA is currently working with software users and Member States to make improvements and create a federation of registries for use in multiple information systems.

Sensor Observation Service

ARE3NA_Sensor_Observation_Service Online sensors delivering spatio-temporal data have emerged in many sectors. In order to have comparable, efficient, real time data flows coming from devices, ARE3NA has developed guidelines, demonstrators and updates to open source tools using the OGC SOS standard for a potential new INSPIRE data download service direct from sensor devices.

Re3ference platform

Re3ference logoThe Re3ference Platform is a tool, information system and structured 'recipe book' approach to sharing technical approaches to support policy purposes to help public administrations share and contrast best practices. The current instance of the tool is the INSPIRE in Practice platform as part of the INSPIRE Knowledge Base, which helps public administrations responsible for providing data, metadata and services as part of the INSPIRE Directive to understand different approaches towards interoperability and for those interested in reusing INSPIRE in other sectors to see how.

Reusing INSPIRE

ARE3NA_Reusing_INSPIRE Online sensors delivering spatio-temporal data have emerged in many sectors. In order to have comparable, efficient, real time data flows coming from devices, ARE3NA has developed guidelines, demonstrators and updates to open source tools using the OGC SOS standard for a potential new INSPIRE data download service direct from sensor devices.

INSPIRE Reference Validator and Interoperability Testing

INSPIRE Reference Validator and Interoperability TestingIn order to ensure the interoperability of the INSPIRE metadata, data, and services, basic tools are needed to help INSPIRE implementers to validate automatically their resources in a simple but, above all, reliable way using common rules

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ARE3NA and the targeted interoperability levels

The following summary table highlights the targeted interoperability levels according to the European Interoperability Framework and INSPIRE component(s) for each ARE3NA solution.

ARE3NA

solutions

EIF 

 Legal

EIF 

Organisational

EIF 

Semantical

EIF 

Technical

INSPIRE 

Datasets

INSPIRE 

Network Services

INSPIRE 

Metadata

INSPIRE 

Data & Service Sharing

INSPIRE 

Monitoring & Reporting

AAA for Data and Services

unchecked Checked unchecked Checked Checked Checked unchecked Checked unchecked

Re3gistry

unchecked unchecked Checked unchecked Checked Checked Checked unchecked unchecked

Sensor Observation Service

unchecked Checked unchecked Checked Checked unchecked Checked unchecked unchecked
Re3ference platform Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked

Reusing INSPIRE

unchecked unchecked Checked Checked Checked unchecked Checked unchecked unchecked

Validation

Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked

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Owner/Contact Information

Owner
Name
EC Joint Research Centre
Type
Academia/Scientific organisation
Contact information

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