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INSPIRE 2017 Conference - Our Contribution
26.07.2017 by Thorsten Reitz, Anida Jusufovic

The INSPIRE Conference 2017 is approaching fast, and we are preparing our contribution to the conference this year. Together with five INSPIRE GIS partners, we support the conference through a Gold Cooperation.

This year’s motto is “INSPIRE Out of the Box”. The conference programme shows that implementation is progressing, and that many organisations actively shape what INSPIRE will be used for in the future. The Fitness of Purpose discussion and ideas on how to reduce the implementation burden also form a significant part of the talks.

So, you will be able to choose from a wide range of topics dedicated to INSPIRE implementation. From interesting panel discussions to valuable case studies, we recommend the following talks with contributions from the wetransform team:

Tuesday, 05.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
09:00Has the Copernicus services’ access to geospatial data been improved through the implementation of INSPIRE?Kehl, Room D
09:00GeoICT SMEs as key-players in the INSPIRE driven innovation: the role of the smeSpire networkKehl, Room A
14:00Practicing Practical INSPIREKehl, Room F

Wednesday, 06.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
14:00How can INSPIRE improve the availability of geospatial data for the Copernicus services?Rome
16:15Out of the UML box: Intuitive and Data - driven Modelling Tools for INSPIREAmsterdam
17:00Aligning the German 3A standard with INSPIRE Annex IAmsterdam

Thursday, 07.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
10:00Can we make complex easy? A sneak preview at the next generation of Data Transformation toolsMadrid II

Friday, 08.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
09:45GDI - Südhessen: The INSPIRE laundryMadrid I
12:00The INSPIRE GIS Eurostars ProjectLondon II
15:00To Vector or to Raster? Coverage Processing and Publishing for INSPIRE Annex II/IIILondon II

The INSPIRE Conference 2017 is approaching fast, and we are preparing our contribution to the conference this year. Together with five INSPIRE GIS partners, we support the conference through a Gold Cooperation.

This year’s motto is “INSPIRE Out of the Box”. The conference programme shows that implementation is progressing, and that many organisations actively shape what INSPIRE will be used for in the future. The Fitness of Purpose discussion and ideas on how to reduce the implementation burden also form a significant part of the talks.

So, you will be able to choose from a wide range of topics dedicated to INSPIRE implementation. From interesting panel discussions to valuable case studies, we recommend the following talks with contributions from the wetransform team:

Tuesday, 05.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
09:00Has the Copernicus services’ access to geospatial data been improved through the implementation of INSPIRE?Kehl, Room D
09:00GeoICT SMEs as key-players in the INSPIRE driven innovation: the role of the smeSpire networkKehl, Room A
14:00Practicing Practical INSPIREKehl, Room F

Wednesday, 06.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
14:00How can INSPIRE improve the availability of geospatial data for the Copernicus services?Rome
16:15Out of the UML box: Intuitive and Data - driven Modelling Tools for INSPIREAmsterdam
17:00Aligning the German 3A standard with INSPIRE Annex IAmsterdam

Thursday, 07.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
10:00Can we make complex easy? A sneak preview at the next generation of Data Transformation toolsMadrid II

Friday, 08.09.2017

TimeTitleLocation
09:45GDI - Südhessen: The INSPIRE laundryMadrid I
12:00The INSPIRE GIS Eurostars ProjectLondon II
15:00To Vector or to Raster? Coverage Processing and Publishing for INSPIRE Annex II/IIILondon II

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When we started working on our business plan, we collected as much data as we could about the cost of implementing and maintaining spatial data infrastructures. We used data from our own projects, from a survey conducted via the SMESpire project, from tender databases and from existing publications to find out what drives costs in implementation and the maintenance of INSPIRE services.

Now, we would like to share what options you have to make provision and usage of INSPIRE services accessible and affordable. Based on the data we’ve collected over three years, we’ve built a Total Cost of Ownership calculator and integrated it with the INSPIRE GIS pricing tool. It only requires a haleconnect.com account to login.

Calculate and compare costs of different INSPIRE service implementation approaches

The methodology we use calculates the “system unit cost” based on the amount of data and the types of services to be deployed. We take typical costs for custom integration of existing infrastructure into account as well. Finally, we include the costs of maintenance and keeping up to date with new versions of INSPIRE and other standards.

Initial feedback to the Total Cost of Ownership calculator has been highly positive, so we decided to share this tool with the community:

Calculate INSPIRE GIS fees and compare Total Cost of Ownership of other solutions!

When we started working on our business plan, we collected as much data as we could about the cost of implementing and maintaining spatial data infrastructures. We used data from our own projects, from a survey conducted via the SMESpire project, from tender databases and from existing publications to find out what drives costs in implementation and the maintenance of INSPIRE services.

Now, we would like to share what options you have to make provision and usage of INSPIRE services accessible and affordable. Based on the data we’ve collected over three years, we’ve built a Total Cost of Ownership calculator and integrated it with the INSPIRE GIS pricing tool. It only requires a haleconnect.com account to login.

Calculate and compare costs of different INSPIRE service implementation approaches

The methodology we use calculates the “system unit cost” based on the amount of data and the types of services to be deployed. We take typical costs for custom integration of existing infrastructure into account as well. Finally, we include the costs of maintenance and keeping up to date with new versions of INSPIRE and other standards.

Initial feedback to the Total Cost of Ownership calculator has been highly positive, so we decided to share this tool with the community:

Calculate INSPIRE GIS fees and compare Total Cost of Ownership of other solutions!

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Together, Spatineo and Wetransform provide integrated publishing and monitoring of spatial data through web services.

Spatineo is well known in the community to provide monitoring and analytics for spatial web services. Wetransform is mostly known for data transformation and publishing solutions for spatial data providers. Wetransform’s INSPIRE GIS platform is an easy to use solution that makes it effortless to publish, manage and update geospatial data. Keeping this data to a high standard is crucial, since INSPIRE mandates minimum uptime and defines reporting requirements. Spatineo Monitor helps achieve these goals, by constantly testing services, keeping data owners up-to-date, and automating reporting to INSPIRE.

Doesn’t that sound like a logical partnership? We thought so too - after the 2016 edition of the INSPIRE conference, we worked together to build a joint offering to provide more value to our clients.

Together, Spatineo and Wetransform provide integrated publishing and monitoring of spatial data through web services.

Spatineo is well known in the community to provide monitoring and analytics for spatial web services. Wetransform is mostly known for data transformation and publishing solutions for spatial data providers. Wetransform’s INSPIRE GIS platform is an easy to use solution that makes it effortless to publish, manage and update geospatial data. Keeping this data to a high standard is crucial, since INSPIRE mandates minimum uptime and defines reporting requirements. Spatineo Monitor helps achieve these goals, by constantly testing services, keeping data owners up-to-date, and automating reporting to INSPIRE.

Doesn’t that sound like a logical partnership? We thought so too - after the 2016 edition of the INSPIRE conference, we worked together to build a joint offering to provide more value to our clients.

Directly publish services from INSPIRE GIS to Spatineo Monitoring and Catalogues

This offering focuses on monitoring spatial data services created by wetransform’s INSPIRE GIS platform and on integrating statistics into the platform, but also goes beyond that. Wetransform’s founder, Thorsten Reitz, explains: “In our industry, the big players have a strong partner network that enables them to work effectively and to reach large numbers of customers. We think that this is also possible when startups and SMEs collaborate.”

Spatineo and Wetransform started integrating their platforms this spring, and now have the first customers using the integration. Spatineo Monitor and Wetransform’s INSPIRE GIS platform strengthen each other and in the near future this teamwork will be bringing more sophisticated services to our clients.

As of today, the integration provides the following functionality:

  • Automated registration and updating of new services at the Spatineo Monitor
  • Optional automated publishing in the Spatineo Directory
  • Display of availability and performance data in INSPIRE GIS

Spatineo’s Managing Director Sampo Savolainen is excited about the cooperation: “Combining Spatineo Monitor’s quality assurance with Wetransform’s excellent INSPIRE GIS platform gives our customers a strong and reliable platform to build successful services that support the application ecosystems using the data.”

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