interactive instruments at the INSPIRE Conference

As usual we are represented at the INSPIRE Conference. This year we contribute on a number of topics:

INSPIRE Reference Validator:

  • The hands-on workshop (Tuesday, 11:00 to 12:30) offers INSPIRE implementers the opportunity to use the new reference validator to test metadata, data and services. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions for enhancing the validator. We are supporting the JRC team at the workshop and Jon Herrmann will demonstrate the validator.
  • Michael Lutz of JRC will provide an overview of the validator and its role in the session MIWP 2016-2020 overview (Wednesday, 09:15 to 09:30).

Spatial data on the Web:

  • Clemens Portele will discuss the new Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices developed jointly by W3C and OGC and how this is related to INSPIRE in the session INSPIRE and linked data (Friday, 09:00 to 09:15). He will also introduce the ldproxy tool that helps to bridge the gap between SDIs and the Web.
  • This work is also introduced in the second part of the workshop New Directions in Digital Government Using INSPIRE  (Monday, 16:00 to 17:30).


  • Over the last year, we have supported JRC in evaluating how using RDF could support the use of location information from INSPIRE in e-government. To discuss our work on INSPIRE RDF vocabularies and guidelines with the INSPIRE community, Clemens Portele will present and discuss the work in a speed presentation in the session MIWP: Speed Presentations (Wednesday, 14:00 to 15:30).
  • More details about the activity and a description of two associated pilot projects are presented by Lorena Hernandez of JRC in the session INSPIRE and linked data (Friday, 09:15 to 09:30).

Evolution of INSPIRE:

Please talk to us, if you would like to learn more. We will be represented by Clemens Portele and Jon Herrmann at the conference.