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A new product emerges from ESDIN

26 October, 2011 | 1 Comment

It's great to see a new offering on the market as a result of ESDIN. Here's some thoughts from the dbyhundred.co.uk blog about 1 Spatials "Socium" and how low cost Quality Evaluation will help build an efficient E.L.F. During the project we established that:- 1) The way to get the...
 

Viewing versus Downloading

04 January, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the INSPIRE context the network service types are defined that aim at helping the user to find, view and download spatial data sets. The concept of finding is quite clear: a potential user gets to know about the existence of a spatial data set that covers the user’s area of interest, both...
 

The wizardry of licensing models

11 October, 2010 | 1 Comment

It is of little value to the users if it is easy to find the reference data and it is available through on-line services if it will take days, even months to get the licenses needed to actually access and use it. The pressure is on for more free of charge and free of restrictions public data. But...
 

User requirements – anyone?

06 October, 2010 | 0 Comments

 Meeting the requirements of the users and adapting to the market conditions is a prerequisite for success, no matter if you are a commercial company or a government entity working for the public good. But how to go about it? Often the users are not able to communicate the entirety of their...
 

ESDIN - New Project Management and the ESDIN Community

21 April, 2010 | 0 Comments

It's always difficult to take over where someone else left off.  Here in the UK I now project manage this impressive project we call ESDIN. It's much easier to take over when the "light at the end of the tunnel" can be seen, and I think that is the stage we're at with...
 

Service Integration – a Neglected Topic in INSPIRE

01 December, 2009 | 0 Comments

The work in the ESDIN WP 11 ‘Interoperability Services’ had barely started when we were already faced with the first tough question: how we are going to make use of the services that the NMCAs are supposed to set up in the WP? The number of INSPIRE Download Services to be made available...
 

ESDIN impacts so far

30 October, 2009 | 0 Comments

ESDIN project had it's first review meeting in Paris last week. For this meeting I tried to have a look on the impacts so far. First of all number of people that are working in the project is amazing. 117 people from 20 partners are currently involved. In the project internal website we...
 

EuroGeoForum is now live and kicking

05 October, 2009 | 0 Comments

As you may have noticed we have formed reference groups for our various work items. If you are interested to follow some or all of them please go to EuroGeoForum and make an account and you will be able to follow closely what is happening in the project. You will also receive draft deliverable...
 

ESDIN is targeting INSPIRE

14 May, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is the first blog entry for the ESDIN work in progress blog. My role in ESDIN is to see together with project co-ordinator Stephen Evans that work is progressing and we will achieve the goals of the project. ESDIN is targeting to implement the INSPIRE specifications in majority of Annex I...