Aligning and reusing INSPIRE…

Aligning and reusing INSPIRE and open data portal metadata

30/06/2014

This month has seen the 8th annual INSPIRE Conference, with a range of workshops and presentations covering many components involving the implementation of the Directive and an increasing number discussing their broad application and reuse [1].

One area of interest to A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA) is the reuse of INSPIRE metadata in the context of open data portals. ARE3NA supported the creation of a new version of INSPIRE’s Metadata Technical Guidelines (TG), integrating some good practices and metadata elements for evaluation and reuse. This acted as a reference document for the possible reuse of INSPIRE metadata in open data activities.

The JRC has developed a proposal for the alignment of INSPIRE metadata with the RDF vocabulary Data Catalog Application Profile (DCAT AP) that should be used as a generic metadata interchange format between European data portals. This work is contributing to the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Work Programme (Task 8: Update of Metadata TG)[2], with results presented by Andrea Perego from the JRC at this year’s conference [3].

A consultation has just been launched on the alignments between INSPIRE metadata and the DCAT AP via the INSPIRE Forum [4] and welcoming feedback from both INSPIRE and e-government/ISA stakeholders via the INSPIRE Forum.

[1] http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2014/page/home

[2] https://ies-svn.jrc.ec.europa.eu/projects/metadata/wiki/Alignment_of_INSPIRE_metadata_with_DCAT-AP

[3] http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2014/pdfs/18.06_6_16.00_Andrea_Perego.pdf

[4] http://inspire-forum.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pg/forum/topic/245357

City/Location: Ispra

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