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The HABITATS Approach to Build the INSPIRE Infrastructure

  • Karel Charvát
  • Otakar Čerba
  • Štěpán Kafka
  • Tomáš Mildorf
  • Přemysl Vohnout
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)

Abstract

Different initiatives focused on spatial data in Europe should not be isolated but closely connected. The portfolio of such initiatives is very extensive. On the one hand, it covers all European activities such as INSPIRE or GMES, on the other hand, there are products of modern approaches based on neogeography and Volunteered Geographic Information (e.g. OpenStreetMap). Data are published by various regional or local authorities, non-governmental organisations, public bodies, research projects as well as by different commercial subjects. The focus of the HABITATS project was to build an environment that enables to share and combine data in order to reach new data, information and knowledge. On the basis of different pilots, HABITATS defined and tested harmonisation rules for spatial environmental data and designed the concept of Reference Laboratory as a tool for testing the interoperability and supporting unification of outputs cross different pilots.

Keywords

HABITATS reference laboratory INSPIRE SDI environment social validation volunteered geographic information 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karel Charvát
    • 1
  • Otakar Čerba
    • 1
  • Štěpán Kafka
    • 1
  • Tomáš Mildorf
    • 1
  • Přemysl Vohnout
    • 1
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