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

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Work package 2 - State of the art analysis

The aim of the WP is to analyse the current state of the art in spatial planning, used technologies, INSPIRE requirements and also identify the requirements that will affect the specialization and implementation of spatial planning SDI. More specifically, the objectives of this WP are:

  • Identification of local and regional leaders in area of SDI spatial planning
  • To analyse latest development in arte of SDI for spatial planning in Europe
  • Analyse requirements coming from INSPIRE directive towards spatial planning
  • Analyse requirements of different user groups on SDI for Spatial planning


Task 2.1 Identification of leading regional and local administration in building SDI for spatial planning

The task will identify leading public administration dealing with spatial planning SDI to establish Plan4all Forum and analyse existing best practices.

There will be eight steps:

  • Identification of leading regional and local administration in building SDI for spatial planning
  • Identification of administrations on local, regional and national level, also outside of the consortium (open network) - integration in discussion
  • Identification of public and private companies, innovation leaders -integration in discussion
  • Establishment of European Clusters
  • Vertical and horizontal integration of stakeholders
  • Construction of regional cooperation between clusters and policymakers
  • Establishment of cross-regional cooperation
  • The analysis of existing best practises for SDI for planning, provided through interactive events, including workshops, an annual conference, a web ‘portal’ for the Plan4all.


Task 2.2 Identification of innovation challenges and a framework structure for analysing relevant technology developments and trends

The first step will be to establish a framework for classifying technologies and services with focus on technology convergence and the emergence of applications. The checklist of application areas, services, issues, factors and actions will be drawn up as they relate to existing applications, potential applications, technological potential and telecommunications infrastructure provisions, plans and standards, etc. Detailed examination of existing related EU projects, reports, results and experiences with Spatial planning SDI implementation will be undertaken with the objective of evaluating technology applications and developments. . Work will entail:

  • Set up evaluation and quality assessment criteria for appraisal of sources
  • Prepare template for data collection and presentation
  • Identify and make contact with the other sources, collect relevant documents and case studies. Includes standards, guidelines, research reports, web material
  • Review and coordinate with all other Spatial planning SDI EU projects that are in progress. With Plan4all focusing specifically on the situation, requirements and realities..
  • Assessment of National and regional policies
  • Overview of the main technology development likely to impact in the areas during the time-frame of the study.


Task 2.3 Analysis of INSPIRE requirements

The analysis will start from results of previous projects like HUMBOLDT and Orchestra and their recommendation for harmonisation of a European Spatial Data Infrastructure (ESDI). Next step will be the transition to the common models to use within the ESDI for spatial planning. The focus will be on implementation-neutral description of the modelling concepts for geographic data and metadata, This will be created in close coupling with the INSPIRE Drafting Teams, in this case with the Data Specification Drafting Team and the Metadata Drafting Team. This task is aiming to map the INSPIRE requirements related to spatial planning against the real user needs of the public administrations involved in planning within an EU framework.


Task 2.4 Analysis of user requirements on planning systems

In task 2.4 in partners regions more detailed analysis will be realised through case-studies. Such case study analysis will include data relating to metadata, data models, networking technologies. This additional data can be used for spatial modelling and for design of common models as an intersection of existing solutions. This work will see the preparation of, for identification of gaps and barriers in:

  • services and applications (by Theme and by type of user community)
  • standards and regulatory framework
  • technical possibilities and alternative infrastructures

Relevant models will be evaluated in accordance with a strategy for facilitating more cohesive development. The work in 1.4 will also identify issues and Themes that require more in-depth discussion. For example the non technical issues that will impact on the IPRs and monitoring. Thematic topics could be for example

  • Used IPRs models
  • Public Private data sharing
  • Revenue and Business Models for spatial planning data
  • Local public sector applications
  • Involvement of citizens’ in decision process
  • Demand Aggregation
  • Identify tools and tool kits suitable for community groups, organisations and companies engaged in the development of Spatial planning SDI.

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