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This year’s INSPIRE event is being held in Helsinki from the 22nd to the 24th of October, with the theme of harvesting the “Sea the of European Spatial Data”. Coders, project managers and data owners will come together to discuss the latest trends and to inspire new developments.

The Highlights

Data Challenges

The event will facilitate different data challenges that aim at solving real world problems by using open data and innovative technology. The topics for these will range from finding the best seaside vacation whilst ensuring sustainability, to making everyday commutes better by using weather, air quality and road data. Wetransform has also organized a data challenge along with AELER technologies that will focus on optimization of intermodal freight transportation. Whether you’re a student, developer or a project manager, each of these data challenges will provide you with valuable insights into the usage of open data. You can learn more about these challenges here.

Workshops

INSPIRE implementation consists of various stages such as metadata management, data transformation, publishing services and validation. Each of these stages can be tackled in a variety of ways. After these stages have been tackled, you still have to build applications on the INSPIRE standard.

To this end, the event will host workshops that will demonstrate some of the best practices for INSPIRE implementations such as using OGC API features and building applications on top of the INSPIRE standard.

Keynotes

The keynotes will be delivered by some of the most prominent personalities of the INSPIRE world. These are the ones that have been involved in the conceptualization, development, execution and the application of the INSPIRE standard. Bart De Lathouwer (President of the Open Geospatial Consortium), Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts (Director, IoT, Forum Virium) and our very own, Thorsten Reitz (Founder and CEO, wetransform GmbH) will be keynote speakers at the conference.

Their talks will discuss the past, current and future trends relevant to INSPIRE. One of the topics that will be discussed is the usage of simple alternative encodings to improve the usefulness of INSPIRE data.

As a sneak peek of what’s to come, you can check out this video on the GeoJSON Alternative Encoding, and how it acts as an alternative to the INSPIRE standard in order to provide high-quality data visualizations.

Implement INSPIRE with one day of work for just 500€/year

As usual, wetransform representatives will be present at the event and ready to offer advice on implementing the INSPIRE directive. If you’d like to set up a meeting with us to discuss a cost-effective and fast approach to implementing INSPIRE, or if you’d just like come say hi, click on the button below and send us an e-mail!

This year’s INSPIRE event is being held in Helsinki from the 22nd to the 24th of October, with the theme of harvesting the “Sea the of European Spatial Data”. Coders, project managers and data owners will come together to discuss the latest trends and to inspire new developments.

The Highlights

Data Challenges

The event will facilitate different data challenges that aim at solving real world problems by using open data and innovative technology. The topics for these will range from finding the best seaside vacation whilst ensuring sustainability, to making everyday commutes better by using weather, air quality and road data. Wetransform has also organized a data challenge along with AELER technologies that will focus on optimization of intermodal freight transportation. Whether you’re a student, developer or a project manager, each of these data challenges will provide you with valuable insights into the usage of open data. You can learn more about these challenges here.

Workshops

INSPIRE implementation consists of various stages such as metadata management, data transformation, publishing services and validation. Each of these stages can be tackled in a variety of ways. After these stages have been tackled, you still have to build applications on the INSPIRE standard.

To this end, the event will host workshops that will demonstrate some of the best practices for INSPIRE implementations such as using OGC API features and building applications on top of the INSPIRE standard.

Keynotes

The keynotes will be delivered by some of the most prominent personalities of the INSPIRE world. These are the ones that have been involved in the conceptualization, development, execution and the application of the INSPIRE standard. Bart De Lathouwer (President of the Open Geospatial Consortium), Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts (Director, IoT, Forum Virium) and our very own, Thorsten Reitz (Founder and CEO, wetransform GmbH) will be keynote speakers at the conference.

Their talks will discuss the past, current and future trends relevant to INSPIRE. One of the topics that will be discussed is the usage of simple alternative encodings to improve the usefulness of INSPIRE data.

As a sneak peek of what’s to come, you can check out this video on the GeoJSON Alternative Encoding, and how it acts as an alternative to the INSPIRE standard in order to provide high-quality data visualizations.

Implement INSPIRE with one day of work for just 500€/year

As usual, wetransform representatives will be present at the event and ready to offer advice on implementing the INSPIRE directive. If you’d like to set up a meeting with us to discuss a cost-effective and fast approach to implementing INSPIRE, or if you’d just like come say hi, click on the button below and send us an e-mail!

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As we shift to data-driven approaches towards decision-making, location intelligence begins to matter more and more. The effect of geodata encompasses many industries including construction and engineering, energy, insurance and real estate. The interoperability of geodata continues to play a critical part in facilitating information exchange across these industries.

From April 2nd to 4th 2019, the Geodata community came together for Geospatial World Forum. Stakeholders shared the relevance of geodata in different sectors. They presented a 360-degree perspective of the role played by geodata across different industries, including the challenges faced by different organizations and identifying where opportunities for collaboration exist. Specifically, the importance of location intelligence in bridging knowledge gaps and digitizing economies was brought to the forefront.

A recurring theme was that of the intersection of geodata and smart cities. Smart cities provide resilience, situational awareness and decision support. Covering aspects from building schools in the optimal location to provide the access to all citizens, to long-term goals such as containing climate change, smart cities centrally are aimed at improving the quality of life. To create an encompassing smart city from a truly data-driven perspecitve, reliable and well-maintained geodata is a must.

Marino Cavallo, the Head of Research and Innovation at the City of Bologna, spoke of the importance of the link between smart cities and sustainability, and how open geodata can boost citizen participation. The speech also included the example of Bologna to demonstrate how nature-based solutions can promote social cohesion, new enterprises and civic engament. You can find the paper abstract here and the presentation here.

Akshat Bajaj, wetransform’s marketing manager, presented on how an interoperable geodata could allow you to form a concrete basis to meet reporting standards. Achieving easy extensibility in such a situation promotes streamlined shift towards data-based approaches, which forms a reliable launch pad for developing smart city infrastructures. The case study focused on extending an INSPIRE dataset to XML type 2.

It focused on identifying a method to easily extend INSPIRE data to meet e-reporting obligations, the challenges faced, and how they were overcome. Check out the abstract and presentation now!

Would you like to know more about such projects? Feel free to contact us and fully understand how you can extend open data to meet business requirements. If you would like to have a go at it yourself, you can register for a free trial of our product, hale connect, a cost-efficient cloud-based platform that allows you to comply with open standards with minimal efforts.

As we shift to data-driven approaches towards decision-making, location intelligence begins to matter more and more. The effect of geodata encompasses many industries including construction and engineering, energy, insurance and real estate. The interoperability of geodata continues to play a critical part in facilitating information exchange across these industries.

From April 2nd to 4th 2019, the Geodata community came together for Geospatial World Forum. Stakeholders shared the relevance of geodata in different sectors. They presented a 360-degree perspective of the role played by geodata across different industries, including the challenges faced by different organizations and identifying where opportunities for collaboration exist. Specifically, the importance of location intelligence in bridging knowledge gaps and digitizing economies was brought to the forefront.

A recurring theme was that of the intersection of geodata and smart cities. Smart cities provide resilience, situational awareness and decision support. Covering aspects from building schools in the optimal location to provide the access to all citizens, to long-term goals such as containing climate change, smart cities centrally are aimed at improving the quality of life. To create an encompassing smart city from a truly data-driven perspecitve, reliable and well-maintained geodata is a must.

Marino Cavallo, the Head of Research and Innovation at the City of Bologna, spoke of the importance of the link between smart cities and sustainability, and how open geodata can boost citizen participation. The speech also included the example of Bologna to demonstrate how nature-based solutions can promote social cohesion, new enterprises and civic engament. You can find the paper abstract here and the presentation here.

Akshat Bajaj, wetransform’s marketing manager, presented on how an interoperable geodata could allow you to form a concrete basis to meet reporting standards. Achieving easy extensibility in such a situation promotes streamlined shift towards data-based approaches, which forms a reliable launch pad for developing smart city infrastructures. The case study focused on extending an INSPIRE dataset to XML type 2.

It focused on identifying a method to easily extend INSPIRE data to meet e-reporting obligations, the challenges faced, and how they were overcome. Check out the abstract and presentation now!

Would you like to know more about such projects? Feel free to contact us and fully understand how you can extend open data to meet business requirements. If you would like to have a go at it yourself, you can register for a free trial of our product, hale connect, a cost-efficient cloud-based platform that allows you to comply with open standards with minimal efforts.

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INTERGEO 2018
08.10.2018 by Akshat Bajaj, Thorsten Reitz

INTERGEO 2018 is right around the corner, and will be bigger than ever. From 16th to 18th October, the EU Geodata community will come together in Messe Frankfurt with the aim to influence and innovate the very DNA of digital initiatives: geodata. With a diverse range of speakers and organizations joining in, all participants will be exposed to different perspectives on the rapid changes currently happening in the world of geodata.

Join us at our booth 12.1F.033 to learn about unique possibilities in Data Modeling, Data Transformations and Publishing and Viewing of WFS, WMS and ATOM services. See how you can solve challenges around INSPIRE, XPlanung, and ALKIS by leveraging our tools, Hale Connect and Hale Studio.

INTERGEO 2018 is right around the corner, and will be bigger than ever. From 16th to 18th October, the EU Geodata community will come together in Messe Frankfurt with the aim to influence and innovate the very DNA of digital initiatives: geodata. With a diverse range of speakers and organizations joining in, all participants will be exposed to different perspectives on the rapid changes currently happening in the world of geodata.

Join us at our booth 12.1F.033 to learn about unique possibilities in Data Modeling, Data Transformations and Publishing and Viewing of WFS, WMS and ATOM services. See how you can solve challenges around INSPIRE, XPlanung, and ALKIS by leveraging our tools, Hale Connect and Hale Studio.

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