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List of abbreviations

ADMS-AP Asset Description Metadata Schema Application Profile
AGI American Geosciences Institute
API Application Programming Interface
ARE3NA Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform
BfS German Federal Office for Radiation Protection
BPEL Business Process Execution Language
BPMN Business Process Model Notation
BI Business Intelligence
CEN Comité Européen de Normalisation - European Committee for Standardisation
CEN/TC 287 CEN Technical Committee ‘Geographic Information’
CISR Community of Interoperable Solution Repositories
CNR Italian National Research Council
CNR-IRPI Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the Italian National Research Council
CRM Customer relationship management
DaaS Data as a Service
DCAT-AP Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT) Application Profile for data portals
DG Directorate-General
DIKE MSFD Working Group for Data, Information and Knowledge Exchange
DPO Data Protection Officer
DURP Dutch Digital Exchange of Spatial Processes
DYA Dynamic Enterprise Architecture
ebXML Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language
EC European Commission
e-CERTIS A mapping tool used to identify and compare certificates requested in public procurement procedures across the EU
EIC European Interoperability Cartography
EIF European Interoperability Framework
EIRA European Interoperability Reference Architecture
EIS European Interoperability Strategy
ELF European Location Framework
ELISE European Location Interoperability Solutions for E-government
EMODNet European Marine Observations and Data Network
e-PRIOR The European e-Procurement Platform
E-PRTR European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
ECM Enterprise Content Management
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EDM Enterprise Data Management
EIM Enterprise Information Management
ELISE European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government
ERP Enterprise resource planning
ESIF European Structural and Investment Funds
ESPD European Single Procedure Document
EU European Union
EUROGI European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information
EULF European Union Location Framework
G2B Government-to-Business
G2C Government-to-Citizen
G2G Government-to-Government
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
GDV German Insurance Association
GeGIS Belgian Generic GIS for e-government
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GeoDCAT-AP Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT) Application Profile extension for describing geospatial datasets, dataset series, and services
GERAM Generalised Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodology
GI Geographic information or geospatial information
GIS Geographic information system or geospatial information system
GML Geography Markup Language
GRM Geospatial Rights Management
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IMIS German Integrated Measuring and Information System
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community
IoT Internet of Things
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IRCE-CELINE Belgian Interregional Environment Agency
ISA Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations
ISA2 Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens
ISF Information Security Forum
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
ISO/TC 211 International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee 211 (Geographic Information/Geomatics)
JRC Joint Research Centre
LDW Logical Data Warehouse
MASA Meshed App and Service Architecture
MDM Master Data Management
MEDIN Marine Environment Data and Information Network
MS EU Member States
MSFD Marine Strategy Framework Directive
NIFO National Interoperability Framework Observatory
NIST National Institute for Standards and Technology
OASIS Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OGC Open Geospatial Consortium
OMG Open Management Group
OSGeo Open Source Geospatial Foundation
PCP Pre-Commercial Procurement
PIDs Persistent Identifiers
PPI Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions
PSI Public Sector Information
RDF Resource Description Framework
RM-ODP Reference Model for Open and Distributed Processing
RUIAN Czech Base Register of Territorial Identification, Addresses and Real Estates
SAGA Standards and Architectures for eGovernment Applications
SANS Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SITNA Territorial Information System of Navarre
SME Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
SOA Service Oriented Architecture
sTESTA Secured Trans European Services for Telematics between Administrations
TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework
UDDI Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
UK-AGI UK Association for Geographic Information
UML Unified Modelling Language
UMM Universal Map Module
UN/CEFACT United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
UN-GGIM United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)
URI Uniform Resource Identifier
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WCM Web Content Management
WIYBY UK What’s In Your Backyard App
XML eXtensible Markup Language

Additional documentation


Publication date:
14 July 2017
Nature of documentation:
Technical report
License of document:
European Union Public Licence (EUPL)
Geographic coverage:
Ray Boguslawski, Ken Van Gansen, Clémentine Valayer, Francesco Pignatelli
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