[geo-discuss] Consultation in INSPIRE metadata

Piergiorgio Cipriano pg.cipriano at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 17:30:09 UTC 2007

I prepared a draft xsl table with my comments to Draft3.
You may download it here:

Feel free to:
- reuse it
- provide me extra comments


2007/12/8, Jo Walsh <jo at frot.org>:
> dear Benjamin, thankyou for reminding us all that the deadline on the
> INSPIRE Metadata Implementing Rules consultation is 21st Dec, Just
> over two weeks from now.
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 09:34:26PM +0100, Benjamin Henrion wrote:
> > http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/
> > Inspire is the geodata directive of the EU. Benjamin Henrion was very
> > active here. They propose metadata scheme and request input.
> Piergiorgio's last email on this subject has more detailed backgroun,
> links, and a quick breakdown of the key points of interest.
> http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/geo-discuss/2007-October/000342.html
> I have written a bit recently about the updated metadata rules
> (*not* a schema/format, but a set of properties and restrictions
> on those properties, binding in law) below, but this is more an opinion
> piece than a detailed analysis, re-looking at the Directive itself.
> http://www.terradue.com/news/_news.asp?id=22
> As this is a public consultation I've made no effort to collect
> contributions from the broader open source (geo)informatics community
> as was done during the last round of consultation. But I hope when the
> Network Services draft Rules come out (currently scheduled for
> January) we can repeat the process that went on at
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Response_to_INSPIRE_Metadata_Draft
> I didn't know that FFII had an "open standards" activity and interest
> group. Can you tell us a bit more about what it is doing to help
> those of us working with open source and open data to help ourselves?
> I see the outline at http://action.ffii.org/openstandards -
> I don't see any contact details, or any background as to how the
> members of the workgroup identified a range of standards as "fake".
> I'm also surprised to see so many ISO standards clearly identified as
> "open" and "inclusive", and to see the FFII offering this
> justification of the ISO's pay-to-play policy: [[ But specification
> itself could cost a fair amount of money (ie. 100-400Eur per copy as
> in ISO because copyright and publication of the document itself).]]
> ??
> cheers,
> jo
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Piergiorgio Cipriano
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