Fulfillment of INSPIRE targets, aiming the data harmonization and schema translation from existing data to an INSPIRE compliant data model. The main challenge and project focus was to describe this process semantically and to implement translation rules which can perform the transformation of the entire source dataset. The project covers all essential steps: the data harmonization process in the primary system for data management and storage, the transformation of primary data to INSPIRE compliant data structures and the publishing of INSPIRE View and Download Services for the protected sites data in the geoportal of NRW.
"Once we’ve blown a breach in the thickets of INSPIRE specifications and once a path was found for an easy transformation of INSPIRE relevant local data sets on Protected Sites. We are calmly looking forward to provide other data from OSIRIS for the thematic scope of nature, e.g. “habitats and biotopes.”
Dr. Dirk Hinterlang
State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection North Rhine-Westphalia