ORLÉANS/OGC INSPIRE Hackathon 2018 – Metadata

Plan4all and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) in cooperation with the DataBio, NextGEOSS, PoliVisu and EUXDAT projects cordially invite you to the next satellite INSPIRE hackathon that will take place during the OGC Technical Committee meeting in Orléans (France) on 22nd March 2018.

More details at http://www.plan4all.eu/orleans-ogc-inspire-hackathon-2018/.

INSPIRE Conference 2018

The 2018 edition of the INSPIRE conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, 18-21 September. The motto of this years’ event is INSPIRE users: Make it work together!

The European INSPIRE Directive leads to a digital highway for sharing information on Europe’s environment. Member states are rapidly extending this network to reach all levels of government and application areas beyond the environment. Now that we have this essential European facility in place, we can exploit it to the full to support the digital transformation of European society.

The call for submissions is organised in 3 strands:

  1. INSPIRE the Users: In this strand special attention goes to inspiring the usage and users of INSPIRE. Both public and private parties are invited to share their experiences with creating applications that benefit from INSPIRE.
  2. Doing it Together: This strand is dedicated to ‘cooperation’. We are looking for examples where the cooperation between public and/or private sector organisations and programmes has been successfully developed to support the implementation of INSPIRE.
  3. Making it work: The strand adressess a more technical approach to ‘make it work’. We are calling for submissions where implementation issues have been identified and where the source of the problems has been – or needs to be – addressed (e.g. Simplifications encoding, Automatisations, quality assessment, etc.).

The call for submissions to the 2018 INSPIRE conference is now open: come and be part of this European success story!


Results of the Prague INSPIRE Hack 2018

The jury members Marie-Françoise Voidrot (Open Geospatial Consortium), Martin Pelikan (Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague) and Ondrej Svab (Czech Ministry of Transport) awarded the following winning teams:

  • 1st place: Big Data for Fishery by Karel Jedlicka, Dmitrij Kozuch, Petr Uhlir
  • 2nd place: Extension and Enrichment of SPOI Knowledge Base by Raul Palma, Otakar Čerba, Stein Runar Bergheim, Raitis Berzins
  • 3rd place: To Determine Fertilization Timing by Marcela Doubkova, Apurva Kochar, Karel Jedlička, Karl Gutbrod, Vojtech Lukas, Michal Kraus


Source: PEF CZU Prague


Webinar: Prague INSPIRE Hack 2018

If you’re interested contributing to better access of open data using open source, these hackathons are organized for you and in this LIVE webinar you’ll be able to learn more about what you get to play with, how you can join and tell us what topics or themes you would like to see addressed The INSPIRE hackathons are made for you and this live webinar is organized so you easily can become a member of this engaged community.

FRIDAY, January 5th

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Brussels)
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm (London)
  • 09:00am – 10:0am (Washington DC)

PoliVisu newsletter – Winter 2017 edition

The first edition of PoliVisu newsletter is now available, featuring the kick-off in Ghent; participation in 3 external events: 4th International Conference on Internet Science, Trefdag Informatie Vlaanderen and Joint Conference 2017; success (1st place) at the Czech eGovernment competition – a very busy start to the project indeed!

Read more at http://mailchi.mp/07694f424878/polivisu-newsletter-1

Research Data and Re-user Surveys by the EC

The European Commission is currently collecting feedback that will be taken into consideration for a review of the PSI directive.

In 2013 the European Union reviewed the Directive on Public Sector Information (Directive 2003/98/EC, the “PSI Directive”) and established the principle that all available information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms and conditions. The 2013 amended Directive still excluded data from research and education establishment from its scope.

The aim of this survey is to gather evidence about the costs and benefits of a possible extension of the scope of the directive to include these establishments – in particular for scientific data:

Within this context, the aim of this survey is, on the one hand, to gather evidence for an evaluation of the revised Directive and on the other, to investigate a number of possible options for the future. The survey targets specifically re-users of open public data, i.e. any individual, business or organisation, which is developing new apps and services based on the usage of (also) public data: