INSPIRE, EC Water Standards and WaterML Workshop. Keiran Millard ([email protected]). HR Wallingford. Not for profit research, consultancy and software organisation in hydraulic engineering Floods, water, energy, maritime, coasts
INSPIRE, EC Water Standards and WaterML Workshop
Not for profit research, consultancy and software organisation in hydraulic engineering
Floods, water, energy, maritime, coasts
Key role in the (on going) development of MarineXML
Marine data exchange (issues) are not much different to water data exchange
Leading INSPIRE Implementation Project MOTIIVE
Specifications for data exchange
Invited to contribute these findings to WaterML workshop and report on water data exchange in Europe
Premise (of call)
GMES Service will be more cost-effective to deploy through the use and adoption of OGC/ISO Interoperability standards
This interoperability will entail true ‘mix and match’ between (and amongst) ‘core’ and ‘downstream’ data processors.
Scope (of Motiive)
How do you apply ISO/OGC Standards to the coastal/marine community?
Land:sea interaction (Marine Overlays on Topology)
What do the standards look like and how does a ‘cost benefit’ manifest itself?
What has Motiive achieved?
Development and Testing of INSPIRE Data Product Methodology
Community needs for harmonisation
Community Feature Types (published as UML and XSD)
Feature Type Catalogue implementation
Motiive, INSPIRE and OGC
MOTIIVE provides an ‘earth science’ perspective on Inspire
Delivery of a web-enabled catalogue for the Inspire Themes to lodge their FT’s
INSPIRE Methodology for Data Products
Work within your community (SDIC – Spatial Data Interest Community) to develop these specifications
Data Product Specification related to measuring and observations requires Feature Types based on:
Scientific utility of the sampling regime
Limitations of the observation process
CSML (Climate Science Modelling Language)
Consistent with community practice
ESRI, UniData, NOAA
Feature types and storage descriptors
Binding to NetCDF, GRIB etc.
Implemented in UML and GML
Presently in Release 2
INSPIRE does not mandate operations for FTs – but most communities will require this
Generic (CSML) Time Series
Graph and Table Service
In a nutshell…
XML is great. Everyone is using XML as a exchange mechanism for water data; but everyone is doing this differently.
This negates the bigger benefits of shared applications and information aggregation
How can we work together?
In addition to MOTIIVE, presented the WISE data exchange schemas and the WISE services.
This was not to comment on the schema design process, but to highlight the type of information that needs to be exchanged.