Plan4all in the Programme of the INSPIRE Conference 2017

Plan4all has got three entries during the INSPIRE Conference 2017.

The first one is the INSPIRE Hack 2017, which is scheduled as a two session workshop on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 9am (Session I) and 11am (Session II).

The second one is a two session workshop co-organised with the DataBio project – New Ways to Tackle Agriculture Challenges. This is scheduled for Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 2pm (Session I) and 4pm (Session II).

The third one is a presentation during the main part of the INSPIRE Conference, Friday 8th  – Plan4all – from Citizen Science , Citizen Observatories , VGI towards Community Driven Datasets by Karel Charvat. This presentation will be done in the frame of the Compliance assurance and public participation session, chaired by Jose-Miguel Rubio – European Environment Agency, starting at 2pm in the London I room.

You are cordially invited to join all these sessions. We are looking forward to meeting you there and hear your contributions.



Linked Data Generation

This is an update from the Linked Data Generation group led by Raul Palma.

All the datasets are now available in RDF, after an intensive work in transforming relational data to semantic format.

In particular, the following datasets are available (most of them transformed and some collected from other sources):

  • Open Land Use (OLU)
  • Smart Point of Interest (SPOI)
  • Open Transport Map (OTM)
  • NUTS
  • Hilucs classification
  • Urban Atlas
  • Corine
  • Eurovoc
  • Emergel

The endpoint is:  (with over 500 million triples)

See more info at:

Initial linking is already done, e.g., OLU is linked to Urban Atlas and Corine, but additionally, Christian Zinke from the University of Leipzig is already working on extending this.

Mobile App for Open Land Use

An improvement of design and user interface of the OLU mobile application was made during last period. Rules of the Material Design ( were incorporated in the new design. The design of both mobile and web browser version of the application will be unified for the future. Some features of the graphical user interface were improved other one will be added during next steps. In general, changes should bring straightforward and more consistency of the GUI and thus easier usage of the application. One of mashups is shown on the next figure. A prototype will be finished in the next step and tested on new features. According to testing results, web services of the SensLog VGI module will be modified.

3D Open Land Use Update

3D Open Land Use is a pilot project which aims to display Open Land Use maps using a mapping app which integrates OpenLayers based HSlayers library with CesiumJS 3D mapping library.

HSlayers will provide user interface for layer switching , sharing of map, GetFeatureInfo requests etc. but CesiumJs will provide 3D object and terrain visualization supported by GPU.

We will substitute the default CesiumJs elevation model with EU-DEM which has higher resolution and experiment with building generation based on RUIAN dataset and differences between surface and elevation datasets.

One more avenue to explore will be creation of a phone sensor/camera based solution to control the 3D map and create an augmented reality view for easier navigation.

It the moment of writing a component for HSlayers has been started which synchronizes CesiumJs map viewport with HSlayers both ways and also imports WMS layers into Cesium map.

The development is done at

Demo is available at:


This is a list of open data sources that can be reused for your INSPIRE Hack 2017 projects:

Open Land Use Map ( – Open Land Use Map is a composite map that is intended to create detailed land-use maps of various regions based on certain pan-European datasets such as CORINE Land Cover, Urban Atlas enriched by available regional data.

Smart Point of Interest ( – Open and seamless SPOI data set, which is based on Linked data principles, contains over 27 million Points of Interest important for tourism from around the world.

Open Transport Map ( –  Open Transport Map allows routing and visualization of traffic volumes of the whole EU (and many other ways of innovative exploitation) The underlying data come from OpenStreetMap and are accessible in a scheme compatible to INSPIRE Transport Network

Open Transport Net Hub ( – Turn your open geospatial data into insights and easy-to-read, visually appealing maps. Help your city or business solve transport related challenges by applying innovative insights and co-creating new services together with developers, data providers and community representatives.

IoT Discovery View ( – The application IoT Discovery View is a visualization client for a sensors catalogue built on the IoT Discovery Generic Enabler. The IoT Discovery View enables users to preview locations of sensors, to filter the sensors according to observed phenomenon and to pick out appropriate sensors identified by the described attributes.


This is a list of tools that can be useful for your projects in the INSPIRE Hack 2017.

Micka ( – Open Micka is a web application for management and discovery geospatial metadata.  It is

  • OGC Catalogue service (CSW 2.0.2)
  • Transactions and harvesting
  • Metadata editor
  • Multilingual user interface
  • ISO AP 1.0 profile
  • Feature catalogue (ISO 19110)
  • Interactive metadata profiles – management
  • WFS/Gazetteer for defining metadata – extent
  • GEMET thesaurus built-in client
  • INSPIRE registry built-in client
  • OpenSearch
  • INSPIRE ATOM download service – automatically creation from metadata

INSPIRE CKAN extensions ( – There are two moduled: These extensions are designed for work with INSPIRE metadata in CKAN. inspire_harvester – This module extends csw_harvester and spatial_metadata extensions to support harvesting of all INSPIRE required metadata elements from CSW 2.0.2 ISO AP 1.0.  Inspire_theme – This extension enables: Display INSPIRE metadata user friendly form at CKAN interface. Export INSPIRE metadata in extended GeoDCAT-AP 1.0 RDF format.

WebGlayer ( / WebGLayer is JavaScript, WebGL based library for coordinated multiple views visualization. The library is focused on spatial data and large datasets (up to hundreds of thousands of features).

SensLog ( –  SensLog is solution for static as well as mobile sensors and VGI. SensLog is web-based sensor data management system. SensLog is a solution that is suitable for static in-situ monitoring devices as well as for mobile devices with live tracking ability.

General tasks of SensLog can be summarized in following points:

  1. Receives measured data either directly from sensor device or indirectly from any Front-End Elements;
  2. Stores sensor data in SensLog data model implemented in RDBMS;
  3. Pre-processes data for easier querying if necessary, and/or analyzes sensor data;
  4. Publishes data through system of web-services to other Front-End Elements, or to other applications.

SensLog provides system of web-services exchanging messages in JSON format or provides standardized services using core methods of OGC SOS version 1.0.0. The latest version of REST API is following CRUD schema.

NiMMbus ( –  NiMMbus is solution for storing geospatial resources on the MiraMon cloud. NiMMbus is contributed to the hackaton as a geospatial user feedback storing tool. The system implements the Geospatial User Feedback standard developed in the OGC (and started in the FP7 GeoViQua project). This implementation in it using an API developed in the H2020 NextGEOSS The system allows to creating a citation of an external resource and then associate feedback about it. More information on how to use it and how to integrate in a metadata catalogue it can be seen at the

INSPIRE Hack 2017 Webinar Replay Video

We’ve recorded the webinar on video!

In case you missed the webinar session, or in case you’d like to watch it again, here’s the link to the replay video:


Title: INSPIRE Hack 2017
Description: An invitation to join the INSPIRE hackathon 2017, create teams, suggest topics and engage in creating apps that will combine environmental data

Host: Bente Lilja Bye, Karel Charvat, Dmitrii Kozhukh, Raitis Berzins, Raul Palma, Michal Kepka

Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Time: 02:30 pm Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, GMT +2

Enjoy the replay!