Meeting #3 of MIG sub-group 2017.4

Friday, 16 March 2018
Leonardo meeting room, building 26a, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

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Agenda

9:00 – 9:15    Welcome and approval of the agenda 

9:15 – 9:30     Minutes of the previous meetings

9:30 – 11:00     Discussion on open GitHub issues

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 – 11:50    Collaboration / organisation of the validator helpdesk  

11:50 – 12:10    Status report on the development of the ATS for the MD TG v2.0

12:10 – 12:30    Austrian experiences with the validator

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 15:00    Collaboration / organisation of the ETF development process

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30    Priority features / issues to be addressed in ETF development

16:30 – 17:00    Conclusions & next steps

Draft Minutes

Preface

The minutes summarise the main conclusions and actions from the meeting. Actions are indicated in the minutes using the keyword [Action] and tracked in the issue tracker.

Attendees

  • Sub-group members: Litka, Anja (DE), Teemu Saloriutta (FI), Francisco Caldeira (PT, remote), Vasile Crăciunescu (RO), Ion Nedelcu (RO), Alejandra Sanchez (ES), Marcus Sen (UK, remote), Veronika Kusova (CZ), Michal Med (CZ), Antonio Rotundo (IT), Heidi Vanparys (DK, remote), Carlo Cipolloni (IT), Roberto Sgnaolin (JRC), Angelo Quaglia (JRC), Michael Lutz (JRC), Roland Grillmayer (AT)
  • Observers / invited experts: Jon Herrmann (interactive instruments), Alejandro Guinea (Geograma), Enrique Soriano (Guadaltel), Carlos Palma Zurita ‎(Guadaltel), Markus Seifert (DE)

Welcome, approval of the agenda & minutes of the previous meeting

Michael Lutz welcomed the sub-group members and external contractors & invited experts that participated as observers.

The following two additional information items were included in the agenda:

  • status report by the JRC contractors on the development of the ATS for the MD TG v2.0
  • a presentation on Austrian experiences with the validator in Austria

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved without changes.

Open GitHub issues for discussion

The following issues were discussed. The agreed conclusions for each discussed issue are summarised in Github using "[2017.4 meeting 2018-03-16]" in the comment.

The following new tags are used in the Github issue tracker:

  • TG change recommended - to highlight issues that may require a change in the TG
  • for-mig-discussion - to highlight issues that need to be discussed with the MIG

Status report on the development of the ATS for the MD TG v2.0

The current status of the development of the ATS for the MD TG v2.0 was presented (slides 3-13 in attachment:INSPIRE_2017.4_sub-group meeting_20180316.pptx). The proposal on how to organise / version the ATS and ETS on Github were accepted.

Austrian experiences with the validator

Roland Grillmayer (AT) presented the Austrian experiences with the validator (Validation_ISPRA_Grillmayer.pptx). The discussion focused on the requirement that the external object identifier (inspireId) has to be globally unique, i.e. the localId part of the inspireId has to be unique within the dataset / namespace. Since this is not currently specified explicitly in a TG requirement, it is not currently tested.

Michael Lutz encouraged all sub-group members to report such issues actively in Github, so that they can be discussed in the sub-group (and eventually the MIG).

Collaboration / organisation of the validator helpdesk  

A proposal for collaboration / organisation of the validator helpdesk was presented (slides 14-24 in attachment:INSPIRE_2017.4_sub-group meeting_20180316.pptx). The proposed approach was accepted and will be put in practice by JRC and their contractors.

Collaboration / organisation of the ETF development process

The topic was introduced through presentations on:

  • an overall proposal for collaboration / organisation of the ETF development process (slides 25-29 in attachment:INSPIRE_2017.4_sub-group meeting_20180316.pptx) and
  • a proposal for a governance structure consisting of a steering group and a technical committee (Open_Governance_Structure_for_ETF.pptx)

The overall approach was accepted. It will be further elaborated in the coming weeks by JRC and their contractors for presentation to the MIG-T (and possibly the MIG).

Comments from the discussion:

  • Markus Seifert (DE) informed about a planned tender on improving the ETF and their interest to join the steering committee
  • User concerns, in particular, from the INSPIRE implementers in the Member States, should be taken into account when planning the evolution of the testing framework. Since JRC (for the EC) has a strong interest in the tool being used by implementers in the MS, they will ensure that user requirements are collected and prioritised in collaboration with the MIG and MS stakeholders (e.g. through dedicated workshops).
  • Outreach material could include: Quick starter guides, tutorials, training "for trainers"
  • Possible outreach events: FOSS4G 2019 (Romania), FOSS4G Europe 2018, OGC meetings, ISO standards in action workshop (Copenhagen), GWF, intergeo, AGIT (Salzburg)
  • Localisation of the tool is important. We should discuss / inform about possibilities or tools to translate the UI and error messages.

Priority features / issues to be addressed in ETF development

The current change proposals in the ETF issue tracker (https://github.com/interactive-instruments/etf-webapp/issues) were discussed in 4 break-out groups, in order to classify them according to importance and difficulty and to identify additional features or improvements. This classification should help to create a development roadmap for the coming months, including the identification of quick wins.

The results of the classification are available in this table: 2017.4-SubGroup-ETF_priority_features.xlsx. Quick wins are highlighted in yellow.

Conclusions & next steps

The next steps for the action are:

  • Finalise the ETF development roadmap
  • Finalise and implement the ETF development governance structure
  • Continue operation of the helpdesk according to the agreed procedure
  • Implement agreed changes in ATS, ETS and TG
  • Implement and test new ATS and ETS for MD TG v2.0 and View Services

The next meeting will take place on 19 April from 15:00-16:30 CEST.

INSPIRE_2017.4_sub-group meeting_20180316.pptx (732 KB) Michael Lutz, 27 Mar 2018 03:18 pm

Validation_ISPRA_Grillmayer.pptx (1.78 MB) Michael Lutz, 27 Mar 2018 03:24 pm

Open_Governance_Structure_for_ETF.pptx (88.1 KB) Michael Lutz, 27 Mar 2018 03:30 pm

2017.4-SubGroup-ETF_priority_features.xlsx (12.2 KB) Michael Lutz, 27 Mar 2018 03:49 pm