21st meeting of the MIG permanent technical sub-group (MIG-T)

Thursday, 30th of July 2015, 10:00-11:30 CEST



Call for agenda items and presentations: #2474

[10:00-10:10] Welcome and approval of the agenda (Paul Hasenohr)

[10:10-10:20] Minutes of the previous meetings (for discussion and agreement) (Paul Hasenohr)

[10:20-10:30] Progress of active MIWP actions (MIWP action leads)

[10:30-10:50] Items and presentations proposed for this meeting

  • Call for example INSPIRE implementations (Robin)
  • Feedback received on the action description, prioritisation template and ToR for MIWP-21 and the way forward (Vanda)

[10:50-11:00] AOB

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FINAL Minutes


The minutes are based on the notes taken in the web-conference chat window by the scribe as well as comments made by participants in the chat.

Where “+1” is used in the minutes, this is to indicate support for the position of the previous speaker.


Actions are indicated in the minutes using the keyword [Action] and are tracked in the issue tracker. The currently open issues (including open issues from previous meetings) are summarised in the table below.

Toggle_check # Status Priority Subject Assignee
2475 New Normal Collect INSPIRE schema extensions and best practices Christian Ansorge
2467 New Normal Provide support to MIWP-16 and INSPIRE reporters to test the automated calculation of indicators out of harvested metadata Paul Hasenohr
2456 New Normal Seek clarification from DG ENV on the requirements for Invoke Services Christina Wasström
2428 Work in progress High Document xml schema updates Michael Lutz
2385 Work in progress Normal INSPIRE data sets and services for a pan-European gazetteer (for the European ODP) Michael Lutz
2382 New Normal Provide translations of TG code list values Lorena Hernandez Quiros
2381 New Normal Propose ToR for a subgroup around GML Michael Lutz
2379 New Normal Include a section in the MIWP on the standard tasks of the MIG-T and MIG-P Michael Lutz
2378 Work in progress Normal Propose good practices for INSPIRE end-to-end implementation Robin S. Smith
2377 Work in progress Normal Draft document on SDS interpretation Christina Wasström
2376 New Normal Collect examples of APIs for INSPIRE data Michael Lutz
2375 New Normal Further investigate pan-European gazetteer use case Michael Lutz
2373 New Normal Collect best practices and guidelines on PIDs Christian Ansorge
2372 New Normal Review existing guidelines for PIDs for spatial objects Christian Ansorge
2371 New Normal Feedback on proposed ARE3NA activities on AAA (access control) Robin S. Smith
2370 Work in progress Normal Share final report (and other deliverables) from the ARE3NA AAA study Robin S. Smith
2368 New Normal Draft a mapping from Network services IRs (download, view, transformation) to TJS Michel Grothe
2365 New Normal Draft release plan for update of download services TGs Alexander Kotsev
2364 New Normal Investigate outsourcing of task to collect good practices and make recommendations for extensions (and possibly schema flattening) Michael Lutz
2361 New Normal Open discussion issue on size of GML files Robert Tomas
2288 New Normal MIWP 4a: Set up sub-group on Persistent Identifiers (PID) Christian Ansorge
2244 Proposed Normal Good examples of INSPIRE-related web sites Karen Fullerton


Welcome and approval of the agenda

The agenda was approved as proposed.

Minutes of the previous meeting

There were no comments on the minutes of the previous virtual meeting. They were adoped as currently proposed.

Participants were reminded on some open actions from the previous meetings.

Specifically the participants were reminded:

  • to send to Robert Tomas the list of thematic contacts for their country for use by the Thematic Cluster facilitators and the INSPIRE team;
  • to express by 15 August their interest if they (or their INSPIRE reporters) want to test the automated generation of INSPIRE monitoring indicators (MIWP-16, #2467);
  • to provide feedback to the task currently open to collect best practices and guidelines on PIDs (#2373);
  • to provide feedback to the task currently open to collect examples of INSPIRE schema extensions and best practices (#2475).

Progress of active MIWP actions

The progress of active MIWP actions for which a status update has been provided in July has been reviewed by the participants. The issue related to a lack of resources within participating organisations identified for MIWP-6 (registries and registers) is common to many work packages and MS should be encouraged to put more resources. While reviewing progress on MIWP-14 (#2136), participants stressed the importance to make sure that all TG updates are synchronised and more generally (and not specifically to MIWP-14), there is a need to share knowledge about coming updates and related inter-dependencies.

Call for example INSPIRE implementations

The presentation made by Robin is available at ARE3NA-MIG-July.pdf

Everyone is welcomed to provide information about the tools used in connection with INSPIRE implementation to provide content to the workflows that will form a key part of ARE3NA's reference platform (the steps in the workflows are linked to the 'implementation vocabulary' previously circulated- comments are still welcome). These workflows will also show where common tool are used (either from solution providers promoting their tools for certain tasks or via implementers documenting their examples). It could also help to identify where there are gaps (so-called 'missing items') in various steps of the workflows where new tools could support implementation, as well as instances where some tools may need to be updated. Once enough material is collected, further work could explore supporting different funding options for tools (as updates or as new tools), through ARE3NA but also by bringing together users of certain software (via the platform) so that small sources of funding could be pooled to make the necessary investments. Markus J. (AT) gave the example of the MD amendments which will require additional investments to implement the new schemas and corresponding validation into existing software (in case of AT, geonetwork). Paul H. (EEA) informed about a study being currently funded by EEA to identify enhancements which could be made to QGIS in order for it to ingest, process and output INSPIRE conformant data.

Feedback received on the action description, prioritisation template and ToR for MIWP-21 and the way forward

Vanda explained what is being aimed at through MIWP-21 and restressed that MIWP-21 is not running the pilots. All details can be found in the Terms of Reference. Little feedback has been provided so far. The new versions of ToR, action description and prioritisation schema clarifying the asked questions are uploaded in the issues tracker.  Everyone is encouraged to provide feedback on the new draft ToRs in the coming two weeks as we need to have a consensus to go ahead with the ToR. The voting will be then deciced. The MIWP-21 will be further discussed at the next MIG P and MIG T face-to-face meeting, with an example based on an existing thematic INSPIRE pilot, like air quality or marine pilot(s). 


No topic under AOB

ARE3NA-MIG-July.pdf - 21st MIG-T meeting-ARE3NA presentation (1.34 MB) Paul Hasenohr, 30 Jul 2015 04:38 pm