OGC Discussion Paper on GeoDCAT-AP

OGC has recently published a discussion paper, a documents that presents technology issues being considered in the Working Groups of the Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee.

The key topic of the paper is the GeoDCAT Application Profile, an initiative trying to combine the DCAT metadata as they are used in the open data and e-government community with the EN ISO 19115/57/19 standards and the INSPIRE metadata as they are used in the geospatial community.

The discussion paper is a result of concerted effort of several specialists and results of numerous EU projects including:

  • OpenTransportNet – a transport related project whose results are sustained by Plan4all
  • DataBio – a project being implemented by some of the Plan4all members and Plan4all acts as an associated partner
  • PoliVisu – a policy design and innovative project executed by a number of organisations including Plan4all

The discussion paper can be found on this web page: http://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/discussion-papers

And here is a direct link to the PDF version of the document: https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=82475