TEAM 7: Light Weighted INSPIRE Harmonization Using Metadata in GeoNetwork

TEAM LEADER: Paul van Genuchten

TEAM MEMBERS: Antonio Cerciello, … I’m looking for organisations that have non-harmonised datasets that are eligible for INSPIRE and are willing to go through a process of harmonisation using this light weighted approach.

PROJECT IDEA: These days many data providers implement INSPIRE data harmonization at the end of the data pipeline. The harmonized data is not used by the organisation itself. This approach has a big risk. In the harmonization process data may get lost or be placed out of context. In this experiment I want to experiment with a light weight harmonization approach based on linked data principles.

The idea is to extend the iso19110 feature catalog metadata of INSPIRE source datasets with references to relevant INSPIRE ontologies ( in such a way that any client software would be able to take the source dataset (as-is) combined with the extended iso19110 metadata to create basic INSPIRE GML.

This work builds on this project