EIF Perspective attributes of GeoJSON validation service

General information

Name of the solution: GeoJSON validation service

Solution's owner: European Commission / DG Informatics (DIGIT) - Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA²)


A service to validate JSON objects against the GeoJSON specification. The GeoJSON specification provides a format for encoding a variety of geographic data structures in JSON. This service allows validation against any of the specification's types, allowing also additional checks against user-provided JSON schemas to check business rules for project-specific extensions.

Type of solution: Assessment tools
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The GeoJSON validation service implements the following:

Interoperability layers

Conceptual model

GeoJSON validation service implements the following EIF recommendations as explained below:

  • Recommendation 4 | Openness

    Open specifications can be supported by validators and conformance testing artefacts, implementing  requirements as executable assertions. The definition of validators alongside published specifications facilitate their development, adoption and usage, but also create a level playing field as conformance can be verified in a deterministic and unbiased manner.

  • Recommendation 8 | Technological neutrality and data portability

    The Test Bed's validators promote integration via technology-agnostic service APIs, allowing them to be used in any environment regardless of its pre-existing technology stack. In addition, validators offer multiple deployment models that make minimal assumptions on available infrastructure.

  • Recommendation 9 | Technological neutrality and data portability

    The key focus point of the Test Bed's validators is semantic interoperability to ensure that data is produced and consumed as prescribed by agreed specifications.

  • Recommendation 16 | Multilingualism

    The validator supports localisation in any of the official EU languages.

  • Recommendation 17 | Administrative simplification

    All Test Bed validators as well as the Test Bed conformance testing software, support the testing of solutions that realise digital public service channels.

  • Recommendation 33 | Technical interoperability

    All Test Bed validators as well as the Test Bed conformance testing software are based upon the open GITB specifications and are themselves published as open source software. In addition, they support open specifications with validation and conformance testing of solutions at a semantic and technical level.