MIWP-4: Managing and using http URIs for INSPIRE identifiers
|Status:||Under elaboration||Start date:||01 Jan 2014|
|Assignee:||Michael Lutz||% Done:|
To uniquely identify features and other INSPIRE objects (metadata, services, documents …) across Member States and support web-based retrieval of these objects, we need a common syntax for resolvable and durable URI's. The registration of these URI's in EC and MS registries will enable global search, retrieval and linking of relevant INSPIRE objects.
Proposed change or action:Develop a European URI strategy for all INSPIRE information objects (features, metadata, codelists, feature catalog, themes, …), including
- guidelines for URI patterns, and
- architectural approaches for accessing INSPIRE spatial objects based on their ids
Solutions should not be designed specifically for spatial data sets, but should re-use existing proposals for (linked) open data.
- The ARE3NA ISA action is launching a study on RDF and permanent ids (PIDs) for INSPIRE, which will
- document the state-of-play in in the application of RDF and PIDs in INSPIRE and for location information
- develop guidelines on methodologies for the creation of RDF vocabularies representing the INSPIRE data models (i.e. UML to RDF transformation) and the transformation of INSPIRE data into RDF (based on feedback a workshop to discuss different existing approaches)
- make recommendations (for INSPIRE and other sectors) for a favoured governance model and most important processes for the management of PIDs (based on a review of current governance models and processes)
- test the proposed guidelines with volunteers
- The MIG can interact with / contribute to this study by providing input and participating in the workshop and/or testing exercise.
- Potentially, a MIG sub-group may be formed to move this topic ahead.
- Guidelines on methodologies for the creation of RDF vocabularies representing the INSPIRE data models and the transformation of INSPIRE data into RDF
- Recommendations (for INSPIRE and other sectors) for a favoured governance model and most important processes for the management of PIDs
#1 Updated by Michael Lutz over 6 years ago
In the framework of the ARE3NA RDF+PIDs study, two webinar sessions were held on 12/3/2014, in which the context of the study and preliminary results were presented.Participants were asked for feedback on the approach taken and the current findings and to discuss:
- what are the key public service and policy areas where INSPIRE-related RDF can be (re)-used in e-government? (morning session 10:30-11:30)
- what are the main barriers to having global persistent identifiers for location from organisational and technical perspectives and what could be the solutions? (afternoon session 14:00-15:00)
The presentations given in the two sessions are attached.
#4 Updated by Michael Lutz about 6 years ago
- Description updated (diff)
- Start date changed from 10 Mar 2014 to 01 Jan 2014
- % Done changed from 0 to 60
- The ARE3NA RDF+PIDs study has been completed (see RDF + PIDs study wiki). Due to administrative constraints, the study did not cover the testing of the proposed guidelines with volunteers.
- The final deliverables of the study are available for review by the MIG and interested INSPIRE stakeholders until 30 Septemebr
- ARE3NA D.TD.04 Persistent Identifiers – Governance: Final report on the governance of persistent identifiers
- ARE3NA D.TD.03 Methodologies for the creation of RDF: Final report on the guidelines on methodologies for the creation of RDF vocabularies
- The way ahead for this topic has not yet been discussed within the MIG.
- One possible follow-up action could be the testing of the feasibility of the proposed methodologies and the fitness for purpose of "INSPIRE linked data".