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2012-12-18 INSPIRE Conference 2013 - call for papers

INSPIRE Conference 2013,
INSPIRE The Green renaissance,
June 23-27, Florence, Italy

As much as...

2012-07-16 INSPIRE Annex II and III draft guidance documents

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2012-06-22 INSPIRE Conference webcast link

THe webcast link for the INSPIRE 2012 conference is available:

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New Hale Release

Thorsten Reitz 2012-03-28

The HALE team brings a beta version dubbed 2.5.0.M1. It have made HALE ready for many of the complex and challenging tasks that users of schema transformation tools face.

The core models and many UI components have largely been redeveloped to support features such as:

  • Support multiple source schemas in a mapping
  • Advanced XML schema support (subtyping, cycles, choices, ...)
  • Generic XML and CSV as data format
  • Cardinality support for property transformations
  • Advanced type transformations

As usual, additional information is available form the community website:


The HALE team  is looking for users who would be willing to take in part in an evaluation of this software. Please send  to Thorsten Reitz [thorsten.reitz@igd.fraunhofer.de] a short note if you'd be willing to support Hale team in improving HALE!