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Testing INSPIRE registry RC6

Added by Daniele Francioli 11 months ago

We are happy to announce a new candidate release of the INSPIRE registry and registers. The new candidate release contains two additional registers with the layers and enumerations defined in the INSPIRE implementing rules on interoperability of spatial data sets and services as well as an updated HTML user interface.

Before officially publishing these, we would like to invite you to participate in the testing of both the content and new user interface of the service.

Instructions for testing as well as the draft documentation for the new INSPIRE registry service are available in a specific sub-project in the MIG collaboration space.

The testing will run until Monday, 30 November 2015.

Getting involved

If you are interested in testing new release candidates of the software or service, please register in the MIG collaboration space and send an e-mail to inspire-registry-dev@jrc.ec.europa.eu.

Questions, issues for discussions, bugs and suggestions for new features can be submitted in the issue tracker. Note that in order to submit new issues, you have to be signed into the collaboration space and have been assigned to the testing project. Please also check the existing issues before submitting a new issue.

Thanks in advance for helping us improve the INSPIRE registry and registers as well as the Re3gistry software.

Best regards,
The JRC Registry Team

New releases - INSPIRE registry service & Re3gistry software

Added by Daniele Francioli over 1 year ago

We are happy to announce new releases of the INSPIRE registry service (release 5) and the Re3gistry software (v1.0).

The new releases are based on the outcomes of the public testing period between mid-December 2014 and 14 April 2015, during which stakeholders could test release candidates of the software and the service.

You can find more information here: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/are3na/news/new-releases-re3gistry-software-and-inspire-registry-service

 

Testing INSPIRE registry, registers and Re3gistry software

Added by Michael Lutz over 1 year ago

We are happy to announce a new candidate release of the INSPIRE registry and registers, which is based on the v1.0 release candidate of the Re3gistry software. Before officially publishing these, we would like to invite you to participate in the testing of both the content and new functionalities of the service and the software.

For this purpose, we have set up two test instances:

Instructions for testing as well as the draft documentation for the new INSPIRE registry service and Re3gistry software are available in a specific sub-project in the MIG collaboration space.

The testing will run until Monday, 23 January 2015.

Getting involved

If you are interested in testing new release candidates of the software or service, please register in the MIG collaboration space and send an e-mail to inspire-registry-dev@jrc.ec.europa.eu.

Questions, issues for discussions, bugs and suggestions for new features can be submitted in the issue tracker. Note that in order to submit new issues, you have to be signed into the collaboration space and have been assigned to the testing project. Please also check the existing issues before submitting a new issue.


Thanks in advance for helping us improve the INSPIRE registry and registers as well as the Re3gistry software.

Best regards,
The JRC Registry Team

Registry federation webinar 2014-11-26

Added by Michael Lutz almost 2 years ago

In the scope of the on-going study on an INSPIRE registry federation, a webinar was organised to present intermediate results. [Slides presented at INSPIRE registry federation webinar]

The study aims at

  • Collecting and organising reference material on existing national registry implementations and requirements for an INSPIRE registry federation from selected Member States and EU institutions and bodies;
  • Preparing a report proposing:
    • An architecture for an INSPIRE registry federation including the central INSPIRE registry/registers, registries/registers in the Member States (at national and sub-national level) and the proposed registry of registries. The architecture shall allow registries/registers to be connected to each other and to access and make available each other’s content.
    • Metadata elements for describing registries/registers, taking into account relevant international standards, where appropriate.
    • A core API and exchange format(s) for querying and exchanging register content between registries inside the federation, taking into account existing standards and initiatives and widely used encodings (e.g. RDF, XML or CSV).
    • A concept (methods, procedures etc.) and conceptual data model for modelling national, local or community extensions of INSPIRE registers.
    • A set-up for a testbed for implementing the proposed registry federation with several Member States.
    • Recommendations for missing features or functionalities of the central INSPIRE registry.

Re3gistry software v0.4 publication

Added by Daniele Francioli almost 2 years ago

Developed under ISA Action 1.1.7, A Reusable INSPIRE Reference Platform (ARE3NA), and the INSPIRE team at the EC Joint Research Centre, the 4th version of the INSPIRE Registry service and v0.4 of the underlying Re3gistry software have just been released in JoinUp [1].


Collaborative development

The software has been developed with wide reuse in different sectors in mind. As part of a new approach, from mid-July to the 21 September 2014, stakeholders from across Europe were asked to provide feedback on v0.4 of the software through public review and testing which also included the recently proposed RDF format that could make such registers/'reference data' reusable as vocabularies in other sectors [2].

Around 20 participants from different countries actively contributed to the testing and the ARE3NA and INSPIRE teams would like to thank all of them for their interest, support and helpful feedback.

The testing involved both support for the Re3gistry’s development (the software), the INSPIRE registry (the service as a release candidate) and the INSPIRE registers (the content). Software testing began with a ‘sandbox’ instance to test the complete life cycle of the Re3gistry software (i.e. data checking, data import, data export and web service testing). Users could insert their data using the Re3gistry software and could then directly check the outcome of the procedure through the "sandbox" service instance; thus helping to test both the software and its procedures.

Similarly, participants were able to test and provide feedback on the INSPIRE registry service and its contents by using data which was ready for deployment. More information about the testing period and the feedback received can be found on the INSPIRE MIG site [3].


New features

On a technical level, v0.4 of the Re3gistry has seen notable developments both for the way registries are created and for the functionalities they can have, these include:

•new module-based development allowing easier extension/customization;
•incremental data import added (supporting new data import, saving and editing previous imports);
•ISO 19135-1 functionalities added: addition, clarification, supersession, invalidation and retirement;
•simplified data files (no more XML descriptor);
•complete data consistency check included in the data procedure;
•multilingual support allows others to reuse the software in their own language;
•new edits/changes can be exported separately (using an incremental static-file approach);
•simpler customization of the exported file using the XSLT files);
•(bug fixing)


Next steps

ARE3NA plans to develop the next version of the Re3gistry in the next couple of months following a similar public review approach

[1] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/software/re3gistry/asset_release/re3gistry-04

[2] see https://ies-svn.jrc.ec.europa.eu/projects/registry-development/wiki/RDF_format

[3] https://ies-svn.jrc.ec.europa.eu/projects/registry-development/wiki

Workshop on WCS-based download services & coverages

Added by Michael Lutz almost 2 years ago

On 14-15 October 2014, a workshop will be held in Ispra with interested countries and technical experts on WCS-based INSPIRE download services and coverages. The agenda, presentations and minutes will be made available on the workshop page.

The workshop will bring together providers and users of coverage data who have experience in managing and serving different types of coverages and will cover at least the following topics:
  • Mapping requirements of the Network Services IRs to the WCS specification
  • Implementation experiences and potential issues with using the WCS for delivering INSPIRE coverage data
  • Discussion of coverage-related issues (encoding, formats, relation to O&M)
  • Relation to OGC Met/ocean WCS profile
  • Planning of road map and next steps for WCS/coverage-related INSPIRE TGs

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